Mission and Vision

Artifacts from Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia and Northern China Currently on View at the Museum

Artifacts from Tibet, Nepal, Mongolia and Northern China Currently on View at the Museum

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art’s mission is to present the art, culture and history of Tibet to a world audience in order to educate and inspire appreciation of Himalayan cultures and to foster better global understanding. The founder, Jacques Marchais (1887-1948) intended the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, established in 1945, to serve as a bridge between Tibetan art and culture and the world.

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art preserves its unique collection of rare and sacred artifacts and provides careful stewardship of its historic buildings and gardens. In addition to presenting Jacques Marchais’ history, it is the intention of the museum to give visitors an understanding of Tibet and the Himalayan region. This “Jewel on a Hillside” replicates the monasteries of Tibet while it contains the unique artifacts that reflect the art, history, culture, and religious articles that have been destroyed in their homeland. This singular place in the USA preserves site and artifacts in memory of the founder and as a collection held in a contextual setting.