The aim of Art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance Aristotle

To represent the inward significance of things; the freedom and the powers of Universe, enhancing and cherishing this way, not only the Tibetan Contemporary Art rooted to Tibet, but reflecting adjustment of Tibetan Art and culture in the West too.

Tashi Norbu



The mission of the Museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art is to educate and spread awareness to a local, national and international public about contemporary Tibetan art and their themes. The collection is representative of contemporary Tibetan and Tibet-inspired artists as well as the traditional artistic Tibetan culture. The museum conserves, researches and presents the collection and is a platform for discussion and activities between artists and public revolving around the themes of the collection.



The Museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art is part of the foundation Tibet House Holland, situated Zuideinde 136, 1541 CG Zaanstad.

The organisation of the Museum in Emmen exists out of approximately forty volunteers, a part-time employee and the foundational board. Throughout the year there are multiple vacancies for interns.

Tashi Norbu – Director (president)
Eleni Skitsa – Manager (secretary)
Reindert Dooves – Accountant (treasurer)

Annual Reports:

Policy Plan 2020-2022
Annual Report 2019
Financial Account 2019
Annual Report 2018
Financial Account 2018


This year we got more in store to teach young and old!

Educative tours

Tashi Norbu talking about Contemporary Tibetan Art to a group of students. Students are visiting the Museum on regular basis.

Museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art


At the museum

At the Museum of Contemporary Tibetan Art with the Artistic Director of the Museum Tashi Norbu La and the Director of Tibetan Museum of Dharamsala Tashi Phuntsok La, together with the Team and staff of the Museum.

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