View of Lhasa by Josef Mueller, www.open-eye-photography.de/ TIBET HERITAGE FUND (THF) is an international non-profit organization committed to preservation of architectural heritage in general and Tibetan heritage in particular, and to improvement of the lives of people living in traditional and historic settlements through sustainable development. THF also promotes environmentally and climate sensitive architecture.Projects such as rehabilitation of traditional settlements and restoration of historic monuments are designed to primarily benefit the local residents. THF runs a large vocational training program to keep traditional building skills and crafts alive. To date over 700 people have participated in our training programs, while thousands more have benefited directly from our building renovations and water sanitation projects and through our heritage preservation projects.

Current ongoing projects Shel-Zimskhang - Sabu ongoing restoration work. Balay house facade, we are currently plastering. Lala's café after maintenance work. Please visit and try the new tastes in town.
Our ongoing restoration big projects are the Balay house in Leh old town, and Shel-Zimskhang in Sabu village, Ladakh.
We are also working on the long term project of setting up the Artisans, Artists and Architects House (AAAH) aka Himalayan Bauhaus. AAAH is located in Leh old town, Ladakh.

Please support us, we do need your help to continue our work. Even a small amount will make a difference to THF’s ongoing and long term projects. Thank you - to support click here.

Recently completed projects
In the first week of August 2021 we completed the restoration of the West stupa gate and the Rigsum Gonpo shrine. We also completed the small upgrade on the roof of the Onpo house. Maintenance work in Sankar labrang (Lala’s Café) in the interior, exterior and public space outside of the house was completed in middle September and now Lala's café is ready to welcome guests.

Past projects
Past projects include the conservation project in Sikkim, the recovery of a 10th century Buddhist stone carving, the design and construction of the Central Asian Museum, the restoration of Kushu and Onpo House in Ladakh, restoration of a 14th century monastery in Amdo, and the restoration of a 13th century temple in Ladakh. Many projects are featured in media reports, including a number of recent TV programs, articles and radio shows.Successful projects introduced here include urban conservation work in Lhasa and Leh, and restoration of Buddhist monasteries in Central Tibet, Sichuan, Qinghai, Ladakh and Mongolia, and wall-painting conservation Interactive maps linked to a database provides information about several hundred historic buildings. Reports and some publications and maps are available for download.

THF also researches and documents traditional architecture and building technologies. THF's work won several awards, including two UNESCO Heritage Awards.

Contact THF: info(at)tibetheritagefund.org

Rigsum Gonpo shine in Leh old town, restored in 2021.
West stupa gate, with light after restoration in 2021.

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