Kenzo Tange designs the Lumbini Masterplan including the existing museum building
Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee conducts the groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum, which is subsequently built with the help of the Indian government.
Nepali PM Sher Bahadur Deuba inaugurates the Museum, in the presence of the Indian Minister-of-State for External Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh. This takes place during the 2nd World Buddhist Summit that was being held in Lumbini at that time.
The Lumbini Development Trust and the Buddha Foundation signed an Agreement wherein the government entrusted Buddha Foundation with the responsibility and right to design, construct, finance, own and operate the Lumbini Museum for the next 35 years.
The Lumbini Museum team presents plans to various stakeholders. Key Speakers included: H.E. Dzongsar Kheyntse Rinpoche and Vice Chairman of LDT Sakkyaputta Metteya.
Presenting Lumbini in Myanmar
H.E. Right Honorable President of Nepal Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandhari inaugurates a travelling Exhibit on Lumbini, curated by the Lumbini Museum team, at Myanmar’s Shwedagon Pagoda,
Venerable Ashin Nyanissara donates 29 Buddha Statues to the Lumbini Museum. The sculptures were received by Member Secretary of the Lumbini Development Trust Mr. Gyanin Rai and Treasurer Surendra Muni Sakya.
Introducing the Museum in Myanmar
Key Speaker: Union Minister for Religious Affairs and Culture Thura U Aung Ko
Restoring the Tange Building
Retrofitting begins at the Lumbini Museum. First step is to remove and replace the exisiting waterproofing membrane.