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The Newark Museum recently celebrated a 100-year milestone in 2011, the formation of its internationally acclaimed Tibetan collection.  Since the first 150 Tibetan objects were displayed here in 1911, the Newark Museum has become a steward of one of the foremost holdings of both secular and religious Tibetan art in the world. Today the collection numbers over 5,500 objects that range from the eleventh to the twenty-first century and is the largest and most important repository for Tibetan art in the Americas.

Permanent galleries framing the Museum’s Tibetan Buddhist altar:


Chapel of the Masters


Chapel of the Fierce Protectors


From the Sacred Realm: Paradises and Purelands


ABC's of Iconography, the Body, Speech and Mind of Buddhist Art

Exhibitions currently on view:


Tiaras to Toe Rings, Asian Ornaments


Pots of Silver and Gold

tibet audio tour tagTibet Collection Audio Tour

Use your smartphone to scan the tag (to the right) with the Microsoft Tag Scan Application.  You can scan directly from your computer monitor.

This will link you directly to The Tibet Collection Audio Tour narrated by Richard Gere and made possible by

Funding for the Tibet Collection Celebration is provided by:

E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation

The Fannie & Morris Sklaw Foundation


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Newark Museum Volunteer Organization

Textile Conservation Workshop

Banner (detail): Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) Central Painting, Tibet, 18th-19th century, Colors, gold on cloth, 26 in. x 19 in., Gift 1911 Crane Collection 11.695

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