Dalai Lama Visits Freer

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The Dalai Lama visits the Freer Gallery of Art for a tour of the collections and views Smithsonian films about vanishing Tibetan Buddhist culture.


  • Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho Dalai Lama XIV 1935-
  • Freer Gallery of Art


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1979, p. 368
  • Torch, 10/1979, p. 1.

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


September 12, 1979


  • Art, Oriental
  • Broadcasting
  • Motion pictures
  • Dignitaries
  • Buddhism


Tibet (China)

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