Choijin Lama Temple Museum on World Monuments Watch list

2019-11-12 14:50:08

The World Monuments Fund has announced that Choijin Lama Temple Museum is included in the 2020 World Monuments Watch, becoming one of the 25 iconic and monumental sites of the world.  More than 250 heritage sites were nominated for this list and 25 of them were selected among them through a series of reviews and an independent panel of heritage experts. 


Founding sponsor of the biennial program World Monuments Watch, American Express and Stavros Niarchos Foundation and Ford Foundation will provide a total of USD 1.6 million of grants for funding for conservation initiatives of the heritages sites in the Watch 2020 list.


In the two-year program, the Arts Council of Mongolia will cooperate with the World Monuments Fund, implementing a project aimed at restoration and conservation of the Choijin Lama Temple Museum that meets the relevant standards and requirements of the heritage site in Mongolia with involvement by the international experts on heritage restoration.   


Choijin Lama-titled G.Lubsankhaidav, brother of the Bogd Khan Jebtsundamba Khutughu, the last emperor of Mongolia, established the temple between 1904-1908 and named after himself.  Widely known as a ‘temple of hidden spell’ among worshippers, the Choijin Lama Temple Museum is an extraordinary heritage of Buddhism and culture of Mongolia.