The Treasury of Lives


Standards & Guidelines

Style guidelines for biographical essays, transliteration schema, and submission forms are available here


The Treasury of Lives annotates portraits of historical people. We currently feature only paintings in the collection of the Rubin Museum of Art. The interactive images allow users to identify figures and click through to their biographies. These are all available to copy and embed in external websites, preserving the links to the biographies on the Treasury.

Maps & Places

Download high-quality, open-source maps of major regions of the Tibetan Plateau.


Learn about the history of Tibet through biographical timelines across the centuries.