Tibet House US was created 30 years ago at the request of His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama. The mission of Tibet House US is to preserve, present, and protect Tibetan Culture -- it’s arts, sciences, medicine, and philosophy -- for the Tibetan people and the general public.This effort is needed because it is estimated that, since the 1949 invasion of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China, some 95% of Tibet’s material culture and artifacts have been destroyed. Presently, Tibetan language, lifestyle, livelihoods, religion, and customs continue to be deliberately and actively targeted by policies of the Chinese Government designed to consolidate its possession of Tibet’s land by erasing the Tibetans’ distinctive identity and history. We represent Tibet by being a cultural embassy, a place where the general public can discover all things Tibetan. We do this through conferences, retreats, educational programs, religious events, publications, translations, school tours, gallery and museum exhibitions, concerts, building and maintaining a Repatriation Collection of Tibetan Art as well as an Old Tibet Photographic archive, and much more.