The Choijin Lama Temple Complex, which consists of 15 wonderful architectural
constructions, was erected in 1908 for the sake of State and Religion securing activities of
Mongolian State Oracle Lama Luvsankhaidav. It functioned as a Buddhist monastery with 50
monks and 2 treasure funds up to the end of 1930s.
This magnificent monument of Mongolian history, religion, culture and art is celebrating
anniversary of its establishment. It was rescued from the destruction of the
political repression that happened in 1930s and was re-established as a museum under the
administration of the Mongolian Science Academy. This was done under the direction of
Prime minister A.Amar and Deputy minister in first ranking for the Council of Ministers and
Commander in chief of Mongolian armed forces Kh.Choibalsan in 1938.
Today the museum is a government functioning cultural organization under the Ministry
of Education, Culture, Science and Sports with over 6000 artifacts, including highly valuable
Mongolian masterpieces (such as statues) by Undur Gegeen Zanabazar and his art school.
Since 2010 the museum has been implementing various projects and programs in order to
improve its working conditions, security, preservation facilities and service qualities with the
generous support of both foreign and domestic organizations as well as individuals.
In co-operation with the Mongolian Art Council, the museum has successfully completed
a significant project, titled, “Study on Risky Natural and Social Impacts on the Choijin Lama
Temple Museum Constructions” with the sponsorship of Mr. Roger Perry from Australia. The
main aim of this project was to develop an ideal plan for an uplifting renovation, improved
security and conservation management of the Choijin Lama Temple Museum. Risk issues
of the museum were thoroughly studied in 9 fields by a team of professionals and related
organizations for two years.
We are delighted to publish this research work, which is performed for the first time
in a Mongolian culture and art field, particularly in museum field, for the sake of dynamic
circulation among scholars as well as culture and art organizations
Director of the Choijin Lama Temple Museum
Mrs. OTGONSUREN Dugarsuren
We would like to sincerely extend our whole-hearted gratefulness to Mr.Roger Perry,
who generously sponsored the project, Mongolian Art Council for its kind co-operation and
especially scholars and research workers for their briliant scientific works.
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia
- Cultural Heritage Center
- School of Geology and Mining, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
- The Institute of General and Molecular Biology
- Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Analysis and Information
- Mongolian National Research Center for Disaster Management and Emergency Re-
- School of Social Science, Mongolian National University
Research team members:
1. Ph.D. Z.Oyunbileg, State Advising Architect of Mongolia and “Heritage”, Co,.Ltd
2. Ph.D. Prof. N.Boldmaa and Ph.D. Prof. B.Altangul from the Department of Sociology
and Social Works, Mongolian National University
3. Kh.Tseedulam and Ya.Bolormaa from the School of Geology and Mining, Faculty of
Geology and Hydrogeology, Mongolian University of Science and Technology
4. Ph.D. I.Tuvshintogtokh, M.Sc. O.Munkhzul, M.Sc. Ts.Tumenjargal, Ph.D. O.Enkhtuya,
M.Sc. G.Burenbaatar from the Institute of General and Molecular Biology, Plant ecol-
ogy, Laboratory of Plant Reservations, Laboratory of Plant Species and Categories
5. D.Dulamsuren and P.Gomboluudev from the Agency of Meteorology and Environ-
6. O.Ankhbayar from the Agency of Meteorology and Environmental Analysis and In-
7. D.Bayan-Erdene, Head of the Disaster Experiment and Analysis Center, Mongolian
National Research Center for Disaster Management and Emergency Response
8. B.Davaatseren, an Expert for Cultural Heritage, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sci-
ence and Sports of Mongolia
9. B.Bolormaa and B.Gantulga from the School of Geology and Mining, Mon-
golian University of Science and Technology.