Namgyal Institute of Tibetology is a Tibet museum in Gangtok
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outside Tibet.The foundation stone of the institute was laid by the 14th Dalai Lama on the 10th of February 1957 and it was opened officially by the Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 1 October 1958.
The institute employs researchers and one of its new research programs is a project which seeks to document the social history of Sikkim's approximated 60 monasteries and record this on computer. Another project seeks to digitize and document old and rare photographs of Sikkim for knowledge distribution.