Our Campaign

Building a Permanent Home for the Buddhist Art and Cultural Conservation Centre


The Buddhist Art and Cultural Conservation Centre (BACCC) building will provide space for conservation, research, and cultural and educational programming. The Central Monastic Body of Bhutan has allocated land for the centre in Thimphu, Bhutan’s capital. Today, an international campaign is underway to raise a total of US$1.6 million to begin building the Centre, which will:

  • Enable the preservation and conservation of Buddhist paintings and objects

  • Empower the monks to take an active role in the preservation of the religious and cultural heritage of Bhutan and the Himalayas

  • Provide a place where museums, collectors and the community can come for conservation and preservation of Buddhist artwork

  • Train and educate the next generation of monk conservators on preservation techniques

  • Provide outreach and education to ensure the preservation of Bhutan’s unique living artistic traditions

  • Adhere to Bhutanese cultural values, embracing quality, efficiency and hard work to develop a self-sufficient and sustainable conservation centre


The conservation building will include 8,000 square feet of floor space with:


State-of-the-art conservation studios and training classrooms

Altar room and showcase for finished works

Office space for administration, staff and monk conservators

Secure storage spaces