China Builds First Museum On Tibetan Opera
Faizan Hashmi 10 days ago Wed 12th September 2018 | 08:42 PM
Construction of China's first museum on Tibetan opera has started in Lhasa, capital of Tibet Autonomous Region.
Covering an area of 1,080 square meters, the museum will display the history, schools and development of Tibetan opera, as well as its costumes, masks and stage properties, according to the region's traditional Tibetan opera troupe.
Through multimedia such as text, audio, photos and videos, the museum will serve as a platform for researchers and tourists to better understand this traditional opera.
Panqu Wangchug, president of the troupe, said that the museum is significant to boosting the global popularity, protection and development of Tibetan opera.
Tibetan opera was awarded national intangible cultural heritage status in 2006 and was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2009.