Shejun Agency for Bhutan’s Cultural Documentation and Research

"We are dedicated to preserving and passing down Bhutan's rich cultures and traditions to future generations through extensive documentation and cultural education".

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Digital Documentation of Bhutan’s Written Heritage

Bhutan has come to be seen as a safe haven for the cultural and religious wealth of the Himalayan Buddhist civilization after the decline of Buddhism in Tibet and other parts of the Himalayas. Its far flung monasteries and temples today represent a literary treasure trove that is still unharmed and unexplored. In the last nine years, Shejun has undertaken a digitisation programme to safely preserve the precious archives in digital copies and to make them available to scholars and readers resulting in over four million images of books from some 27 temple and family archives.