The Museum of Contemporary Tibetan (MoCTA) is the first one in Europe and worldwide, to house and exhibit Contemporary Tibetan Art. It was founded in 2017 by the Tibetan Artist Tashi Norbu along with Leela Eleni Skitsa and Team, working ever since on professionalizing the Museum. Transmitting ideological concepts and manifesting the Buddhist philosophy. Preserving the imprints of Tibetan Art and Culture, attracting interest related to the voice of Tibet, its land, its culture. Providing the public with inspiring activities on the Tibetan culture through its collection, exhibitions, workshops and events.
Since the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is focused on the preservation of cultural heritages such as Tibet, the MoCTA brings forward this cultural heritage, while at the same time builds bridges between Eastern and Western forms of Art. Protecting and encouraging the Tibetan Art which is not only focused on the traditional of the past but it is also about the present and future, by adding new ideas to the old ideas. Sending messages across the globe about Tibet, its voice, its land its culture. Manifesting the four commitments in life of the 14 Dalai Lama of Tibet and all moral values His Holiness presents to the Humanity.
In October 2022 the Museum became officially, part of the circle of Dutch Museums in the Netherlands. It met the high-quality criteria and the ICOM (International code of Ethics for Museums) ,-for setting standards for the practice of Museum professionals; recognizing the values shared by the international Museum Community-.