Dalai Lama sees Tibetan items on NLS visit

The Dalai Lama looks at a Tibetan photo

His Holiness the Dalai Lama saw items relating to Tibet when he made a private visit to the National Library of Scotland (22 June).

Among material that was of personal interest to him he viewed letters, photographs and books by Victorian traveller Isabella Bird. Isabella twice visited Tibet during her journeys around the Far East, and wrote about her experience in 'About the Tibetans'.

Also on show were items from the India Papers collection at NLS which provide an insight into the medical history of British India.

The Dalai Lama's stop at the Library was part of the busy itinerary for his three-day trip to Scotland.

Read the press release on the Dalai Lama's visit to NLS.

  • Book for our free event on 9 July — 'What the Dalai Lama saw' — and hear curators discuss the items they showed.

22 June 2012

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