Mongolian Traditions Featured in Washington D.C.

The Explorers' Hall of the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. will celebrate 800 years of Mongolian statehood with an exhibit highlighting the country's cultural renaissance. The exhibit will run February 10 - May 14, 2006.

The exhibit, Mongolia: Traditions Reborn, will feature "antique and contemporary costumes, masks, figures, and photographs related to recently revived Buddhist Tsam ceremonies. Ethnographic dolls offer a detailed look at traditional dress, and examples of calligraphy demonstrate the artistry of Mongolia's distinctive script. Also included will be photographer Gordon Wiltsie's stunning images of the land and nomadic peoples of this vast country on the steppes of Asia."

Admission is free. For more information, visit the museum's website.