buddhist art & cultural

conservation centre


Our mission is to cultivate Buddhist values through conservation, imparting and study of both tangible and intangible aspects of the Buddhist heritage of Bhutan and the Himalayan region.


We aspire for an actively engaged Himalayan community that has a sense of shared ownership of our heritage through the preservation and continuity of our living Himalayan Buddhist identity.

We currently operate from a temporary location with limited resources and minimum facilities with a team of 6 dedicated monk conservators.

To fulfill our Vision and to give the monks a permanent home to continue their dedicated conservation work in preservation and continuity of Bhutan's unique heritage, the Buddhist Art & Cultural Conservation Centre was conceived.

The future BACCC is located 10 minutes away from Tashichhoedzong and related Government offices. Its design includes conservation studios, library and research facilities, an interactive altar room and classrooms as well as storage facilities. 

baccc VISION

"BACCC aspires to actively conserve Bhutan and the Himalayan region’s tangible and intangible Buddhist art and cultural heritage."


YEAR goal


  • Begin construction of BACCC in July 2018

  • Commence Policies, Guideline & Rules Booklet

  • Complete BACCC Currilculum Outline Booklet


  • Initiate BACCC Paper Conservation program

  • Expand BACCC Thangka Conservation program

  • Initiate BACCC Object & Textile Conservation training programs  


  • Establish BACCC Research & Translation team

  • Initiate research and translations training programs


  • Commence classes for BACCC Conservation Appreticeship & Degree

  • Begin trainer & monk dormitory construction


  • Establish BACCC Committee

  • Administrative handover to Zhung Dratshang

Buddhist Art & Cultural Conservation Centre

Executive Director:   
Executive Associate: 

Kesang Choden T. 

Dechen Tshomo


Address: Thangka Conservation & Restoration Centre, Ten-Sung Department, Zhung Dratshang, Hejo, Thimphu: Bhutan

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