On December 10th, an exhibition focusing on Panchen Lamas and Buddhism art opens in the Palace Museum. This exhibition also kicks off a series of events marking the 600th anniversary of the Palace Museum. It is co-organized by Palace Museum, Cultural Heritage Administration of Tibet Autonomous Region and Tashi Lhunpo Monastery.
The exhibition is themed as "the Fortune and Longevity of Sumeru: an Encounter between the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery and the Palace Museum", and will last until February 29th, 2020. With a total of 280 pieces of cultural relics and monastery displayed, the exhibition shows the cultural and historical significance of the Buddhism arts to the public.
The Tashilhunpo Monastery is the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas. The monastery is founded by the First Dailai Lama in 1447, and later the monastery's structure was expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. This is also the first time that the cultural relics from Tashilhunpo Monastery are exhibited at museums.