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Buddah's Word: The life of books in Tibet and Beyond

decoration28 May 2014|17 Jan. 2015

The exhibition at the Li Ka Shing gallery of the museum shows a Himalayan Buddhist Altar which demonstrates an exploration of the text as sacred object, as a relic of the Buddha. Besides it demonstrates how Tibetan books are made and investigates the long history of printing in Tibet along with recent discoveries made by Cambridge scientists and scholars about the pigments used in illuminations. The final section of the exhibition, the Library, traces the journeys taken by Buddha’s word from India, across Asia, to places as far apart as Sri Lanka and Japan, Mongolia and Taiwan.

(Picture: Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology)

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DATE
28 May 2014|17 Jan. 2015
ADDRESS
Li Ka Shing Gallery
Downing Street
CITY
Cambridge
( UNITED KINGDOM )
ORGANIZED BY
Cambridge Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
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