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Choijin Lama Temple Museum will participate in the World Monuments Watch 2020 program

MCS Group and the Arts Council of Mongolia are implementing a project to preserve the Choijin Lama Temple Museum as part of the Uv Erdene Cultural Heritage Scholarship Program. International experts appreciated that the project team nominated the church to the World Monuments Watch program of the World Monuments Foundation. Under the program, the Choijin Lama Temple Museum will be in the global spotlight and will receive technical assistance for restoration within two years in the framework of international cooperation. The World Monuments Watch 2020 program identifies monuments at risk from urbanization, over-construction, accidents, natural disasters, mismanagement, political unrest, and conflict. These include 25 monuments in 22 countries the Notre-Dame de Paris in France, the Rapa Nui National Park in Chile, the Valley of Incas in Peru, the Bears Ears Monument in the United States, the Forest of Dean in India, the Traditional Farms in Burma, the Mam Rashan Shrine in Iraq, the Bukhara-Jewish Museum in Uzbekistan, Anarkali Bazaar in Pakistan, Chivas Chaityas in Kathmandu Valley, Alexan Palace in Egypt, Inari-yu Bathhouse in Japan, Houses of Axerquía in Spain and Choijin Lama Temple Museum, selected from Mongolia.

In 2019, with the funding of the “Uv Erdene” program, the Choijin Lama Temple planted 4,800 square meters of landscaping, planted trees and shrubs, renovated 650 square meters of sidewalks, installed an irrigation system and outdoor lighting. In 2020, the museum will have 888 trees and shrubs. 3,500 square meters of green space and 1,100 square meters of granite sidewalks will be renovated. To create a risk-free and comfortable environment for the public, it is planned to remove the non-standard parking lot next to the museum fence, to restrict traffic, to build green areas, sidewalks and bicycle lanes, and to renovate the parking lot in the far front of the museum.