SHALU Association is dedicated to safeguarding the cultural heritage of Tibet through restoration and preservation of historic monuments. Many of these monuments are in need of immediate engineering and conservation to prevent further structural deterioration.
The following photographs document a selection of Shalu�s conservation projects. The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation has provided funding towards building a roof for one of the structures, the famous 11th century tower built by the Tibetan yogi Milarepa for his teacher, Marpa. This new roof will immediately protect the important interior wall paintings (images 22-30, below) from further deterioration.