Thangka is the cultural and artistic treasure of the Chinese traditional culture. In 2006, Tibetan Thangka was listed in the first batch of state-level intangible cultural heritages. In 2009, Regong art was listed by UNESCO in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In recent years, under the vigorous support of the Ministry of Culture and Qinghai Provincial Party Committee and Provincial Government, Qinghai Thangka painting art has developed rapidly.
This exhibition will put on display over 30 Thangka painting works from over 20 art masters, including Chinese arts and crafts masters in Qinghai Province Niangben, Xihedao, Gengdengdaji and Douga, and state-level or provincial-level intangible cultural heritage representative inheritors and Qinghai arts and crafts masters Luozangdanba, Zhaxijiancuo and Sangdouhe. They mainly comprise such hand-painted Thangka species as colored drawing Thangka, red Thangka, black Thangka and golden Thangka. The exhibition is held to inherit and carry forward the Chinese excellent traditional culture, strengthen the confidence of national culture, foster the craftsmanship and further promote the Qinghai Thangka painting art.