Informations et ressources scientifiques
sur le développement des zones arides et semi-arides

Accueil du site → Projets de développement → ONG/NGO Coopération décentralisée → Chine → Hebei. The Tibetan Ethnological and folkloric museum

2017

Hebei. The Tibetan Ethnological and folkloric museum

Chine

Titre : Hebei. The Tibetan Ethnological and folkloric museum

Zone d’intervention : Tibet

Date : Closed in March 2017

Domaine d’intervention : Safeguard of the cultural heritage

Objectif
In the school of Rma Zhol an ethnological and folkloric museum has been created to preserve Tibetan culture

Présentation
ASIA’s main mission is to preserve Tibetan culture, more so at a time like this, when knowledge of traditional societies is at risk of being forgotten. Tibetan nomads have always passed on their customs and traditions, their history, their values. Symbols of this culture are the black tent, their grazing techniques, the way in which they can forecast climatic changes and values such as wisdom, tollerance and non-violence. Unfortunately today all of this is being lost : there are less and less artisans that can build traditional tools and utensils, their art is being lost. The younger generations can no longer follow their fathers’ lifestyles, and this causes a loss of identity for those who should be passing down Tibetan culture to future generations.

For this reason in the school of Rma Zhol (Hebei), an ethnological and folkloric museum has been created, in which tools and utensils of the local tradition, both pastoral and agricultural, will be exhibited ; with training for the school staff and students on customs, traditions as well as language and terminology used daily by Tibetan shepherds and farmers ; a catalog of the museum has been published (400 copies), a collection of “sayings” of the rural Tibetan tradition and lessons and conferences on the values and customs of the Tibetan culture have been organized.

Co financement : German Embassy in Beijing French Embassy in Beijing

ASIA – Association for International Solidarity in Asia

Page publiée le 24 août 2019