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Sharing resources is important for the success of this project. From this section, reports, tools and other relevant documents can be downloaded. It is hoped that these documents will not only be used by participating project sites but also prove useful to other heritage communities interested in safeguarding and reviving their traditional culture.

In addition, you will also find websites of our partner organizations in this section.

I. Guidelines

Drawing from the experience gained at participating project sites and in collaboration with experts, the project has developed a series of guidelines which can be used in the process of cultural survival and revival activities. These guidelines have already been successfully used at participating project sites.

The following flowchart provides an overview of entire process deployed by the project for on-site cultural survival and revival activities.
Model Project Implementation Process at Site Level.pdf  (14.5 KB) 

The "Documentation Flow Chart" comprehensively summarizes the documentation process for traditional decorative arts and building crafts. 
Documentation Flow Chart.pdf  (60.8 KB)

Written on the basis of accumulated on-site experiences, the following handbook "Guidelines to Document the  Production of  Traditional Crafts" provides guidelines for documenting the production processes of a craft.  By following the guidelines, the reader should be able to document a craft in such a way that it provides a clear insight into the processes involved in their production, so that, if required, it can be revived in the same social and cultural context in which it had thrived and is now dying out. 
* Guidelines to Document the Production of Traditional Crafts.pdf  (101 KB)

II. Reports and presentations

The following reports and presentations resulting from regional meetings and workshops provide insights into project activities during phase I and II.

Information and Strategy Development Workshop, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR (10-15 May 2004)
* Final Report.pdf  (94.9 KB) 
Final Report Annex B-D.pdf   (786 KB)
Finanl Report Annex F-J.pdf  (732 KB)

South Asia Sub-regional Caucus, Sikkim, India (18-19 January 2005)
* South Asia Sub-regional Caucus Agenda.pdf  (83.0 KB)
* List of Participants.pdf  (75.3 KB)
* Indicator Presentation.pdf  (151 KB)
* Selecting Good Indicators.pdf  (147 KB)

First Theravada Caucus, Nan, Thailand (9-10 December 2005)
* First Theravada Caucus Summary Report.pdf  (684 KB)
* First Theravada Caucus Annexes.pdf  (2.1 MB) 

III. Publications

Keeping The Faith: Reviving Traditional Temple Arts in Asia
Bangkok: UNESCO Bangkok.  2002.  17 min.
Video CD on the UNESCO project "Cultural Survival and Revival in the Buddhist Sangha".

Traditional Methods on Revitalization of Building Crafts and Decorative Arts of Buddhist Temples in Mongolia: N. Urtnasan, J. Batsuuri, Ven. D. Khishigt, S. Sharkhuu, B. Adiya, Ven. G. Purevbat.   Harhorin. Ulaanbaatar. 2006.

Developed and written in Mongolian language by national experts involved in the project, this manual contains information on historical context of Buddhist crafts in Mongolia and methods and techniques for traditional arts and crafts related to Buddhist temples in Mongolia.

(Available on request)


Nan Techninal Manual and Stylebook for Buddhist Arts and Building CraftsThe project team in Nan, Thailand, has produced a technical manual and a style book for Nan traditional Buddhist arts and building crafts. Digital versions (in Thai) are available for download:
* Nan Traditional Art and Building Crafts Technical Manual  (1.13 MB)
* Nan Stylebook  (16.0 MB)

Sample content (Click to enlarge page images)

IV. Links

* SanghaNetwork.Org
The Sangha Network website aims to map Buddhist communities in Asia working to promote environmental conservation at international, national and grassroots levels. The website, a project of the Association of Buddhists for the Environment (ABE), was launched in 2005 with the support of the UK-based Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), and is dedicated to helping monks, nuns and the Buddhist laity to connect with one another as well as with Ministries, Government, Forestry and Fishery departments, wildlife bodies, NGOs, training bodies and individuals and organizations involved in natural resource management.