Research & Resources: Google Arts & Culture 

Curated image galleries and visual stories created by the Google Cultural Institute.

Bogd Khaan Palace Museum: The complex was built between 1893 and 1903 named The temple of developing wisdom and dedicated to the 8th Bogd Jetsun Dampa, the head of Mongolian religion. The Bogd Khaan Palace Museum consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the Winter Palace. The collections of the museum include unique and valuable objects related to Mongolia’s political, religious, and artistic history from the 17th to early 20th centuries.

Hwajeong Museum: Tibetan Painting

Indian BuddhistArt: The Indian Museum, Kolkata organized an exquisite exhibition titled Indian Buddhist Art, showcasing masterpieces of Buddhist Art from different parts of Indian sub-continent. The exhibition comprises 91 objects from Indian sub-continent which displays a visual expression of stories associated with the life of the Buddha, spread of the religion, Buddhism and development of the art which is known as Buddhist Art.

Honoring Nepal: People Places, Art: On April 25, 2015, massive earthquakes caused high death tolls, injuries, and widespread destruction. This exhibition honors Nepal’s distinct contributions to art, culture, and history.

Lag Zo: Making on the Tibetan Plateau: A trilingual online exhibition about daily life of ethnic Tibetans in China produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. 

Nalanda: from Mound to Monument (1917-1927): Image gallery and 360 degree tours of Nalanda, from the start of archaeological work 100 years ago to today.

Rajghat: Varanasi through the Millenia The archaeological mounds at Rajghat represent the ancient settlement of Varanasi on the northern outskirts of the city, near the confluence of Ganga and Varana. This exhibit is about some aspects of Rajghat’s excavation.

Sarnath: Turning the Wheel of Law: Photo gallery and excavation history of Sarnath.

Tibet: Made by Tibetans: Contemporary artists from Tibet.

Tibet Oral History Project: The goal of the Tibet Oral History Project is to document the life stories of Tibetan elders living in exile, and to disseminate that information through print, broadcast media, and the Internet for the purposes of education and preservation of the culture and history of Tibet. 

Tibetan Dragon Buddhist Cannon: One of most renowned cultural relics at the Southern Branch of the National Palace Museum (Taiwan).

Tibetan Dwellings: Settlement and housing in Tibet.

Travel’s of Xuanzang (629-645 CE): Ten thousand miles along the Silk Road and Indian subcontinent.

Xuanzang’s Travels in Bihar (637-642 CE): Xuanzang in the footsteps of the Buddha.