Tibet Archive Berlin publishes research on the Tibetan mahasiddha Thang-stong rGyal-po in all Himalayan Countries as well as in Mongolia, since we are convinced, that in his personality,an unusal concentration of Tibetan subjects of interest are mirrored. He was living and acting as a universalistic person, with a kind of 'Leonardo of Tibet ' personality, living in one of the most exiting periods of Tibetan history (1361 - 1485).The professions of this renaissance character include: architect, iron-chain-bridge builder, poet, composer, philosopher, founder of the Tibetan a-che lHa-mo theater, sculptor, painter and medical doctor. The archive dedicated to him was founded by Wolf Kahlen (Professor of Intermedia Arts at Technische Universitaet Berlin/ Dept. of Architecture) in 1985 as one of the results of his work as Consultant in Art and Architecture for the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan. A first International Expedition led by him in 1988 gathered such an enourmous amount of unknown material, that the founding of a particular Thang-stong rGyal-po Archive Berlin became necessary. All publications as well as unpublished papers of the author can be found at www.wolf-kahlen.net/tibet-archive-berlin Contributions are welcome. The photographic, film and text records within the archive, as well as the related objects may be published eventually as work in progress. The video documents can be found at  home.snafu.de/ruine-kuenste.berlin/films.htm
All materials are open for scholarly use, if quoted correctly, but underly worldwide copyright conditions, prohibiting any use in any medium whatsoever (CD-Rom, films, TV, books etc.) without written agreement. Photographs shall not be used at all without written permission of the authors. Contact:  wolfkahlen@berlin.de.
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