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Over 100,000 rare moveable Tibetan relics added to digital database
By:China Tibet Online
update:July 15,2016
July 15, 2016 -- A survey of all 1305 national-level relic-collection agencies has been completed, including the Potala Palace and the Tibet Museum. Over 100 thousand rare relics were added to a digital database, providing the collectibles with more scientific protection,according to the Bureau of Cultural Relics of the Tibet Autonomous Region.
 
Tibet has one of the richest resources in cultural relics in all of China. The survey for all moveable relics in Tibet was launched in 2013, including for artifacts and archives from before (and including) 1965, post-1965 collectibles from national-level museums and memorials, as well as ancient vertebrates and human fossils.
 
Chodron, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Cultural Relics of the Tibet Autonomous Region, said that during the survey, Tibet chose 40 key personnel from county-level cultural relic agencies for the expert panel of relic accreditation. A total of 8.4 million yuan was invested to complete a survey all 1305 national-level agencies throughout Tibet, collecting a total of 114,167 items and entering 105,494 of the items into the database.
 
Because of Tibet’s unique natural and geographic limitations, the survey of moveable cultural relics will be an ongoing process in Tibet. It is hoped that within three years, almost all moveable relics at cultural-collection agencies within the region will be entered into the digital database.
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