Druk Preservation was established to assist the Bhutanese monk conservators to achieve sustainable development.
It will assist in teaching the first generation of monk conservators, and these monks in turn will teach the 2nd generation of conservators in conservation and restoration of thangkas, statues, murals and architectural heritage sites around the Kingdom of Bhutan.
These monk conservators will also bring back the tradition of skilled thangka painting of the 16th-17th C, when Bhutan was experiencing its zenith of cultural and artistic renaissance.
Druk Preservation will assist in financial support for building not only the conservation center itself, but also a dormitory for 20 monk conservators as well as guest houses for visiting scholars and researchers who wish to study Buddhism and Buddhist Art in Bhutan.
The Center itself will also include a gallery to display thangkas that are both damaged as well as those that have been restored, where local Bhutanese can view the work that their monks are doing.
Our ultimate vision is to make the Thangka Conservation Workshop to be the centre of thangka restoration worldwide.