Treasury of Mongolian Buddhism Photographs from the Choijin Lama Temple Museum in Ulanbaatar

18.03.2020 - 29.03.2020

The exhibition presents photographs documenting various faces of Mongol traditional art. On the photographs one can see unique Buddhist statues from the Zanabazar lama sculpture school (since the 17th/18th century), paintings, monks’ masks and costumes for the dance ritual cham. Also shown is the monastery and temple complex itself, a monument of Mongolian history, erected in 1904-08 for the seat of Choijin Lama Luvsankhaidav, a state oracle, brother of the head of Mongolian Buddhists the 8th Bogd Gegeen. The temple complex, closed in the 1930s by the revolutionary government, has become a museum accessible to the public only in 1961. It preserves collects thousands of works of art and crafts associated with Buddhism. The exhibition is organized in cooperation of the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Mongolia, the Embassy of Mongolia to Poland and the Choijin Lama Temple Museum, Ulanbaatar.


Curators: K. Morawski (MAiP) and Ms. D. Otgonsuren (Director, Choijin Lama Temple Museum, Ulanbaatar)