TARAGAON Cultural Center & Museum

The Taragaon Museum is supported by The Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Traditions & Culture.

The museum is the starting point of the Foundation’s aim to document Nepal’s cultural heritage and support historic preservation in the Kathmandu valley and beyond.

Before the restoration, Taragaon was a hostel which has now been restored and at places enlarged. It now houses a permanent collection, contemporary art exhibitions, events and performances, café and bar, and is known for its high quality & avant-garde art & performances.

In 1970s, what started as a hostel for young and adventurous, and has evolved is a space that preserves, document and celebrates Art & Culture.

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Permanent Exhibition

Our permanent exhibition display includes the works of Niels Gutschow, Kevin Burbriski, Thomas Kelley, Jaroslav Poncar, Wolfgang Rang, Andreas Brandt, Robert Powell and many more.

Event Hall

The ambiance of our venue is always the highlight of an event or exhibition. Our hall is favored by artists to showcase a wide variety of artworks.


Taragaon’s open air venue is a unique space for your programs. With a capacity for 150 people, you can choose to make either floor or chair seating in the amphitheater.


Situated in the Taragaon Museum, Flavor’s Café and Restaurant offers a variety of Continental, Indian and Nepali dishes. Its relaxing ambiance, combined with the taste of authentic food, makes Flavor’s Café one of the most visited restaurants in town.

Contemporary Art Gallery

The contemporary Art Gallery displays the works of 20 Nepalese artist, who are associated with the Taragaon Museum.

Taragaon Museum Lecture Series-7


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A Man With a Whistling Tune by Sundar Lama

The Taragaon Museum cordially invites you to the exhibition ” A Man With a Whistling Tune” (painting,performance & poetry) by

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A Painting Review by Mike Krajniak

Taragaon Museum in collaboration with Kathmandu University Department of Art & Design invites you to the exhibition A Painting Review

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Ed Van Der Kooy: Nepal then(Photographs from 1978)

Taragaon Museum & The Saraf Foundation invites you all to the exhibition of photographs from 1978 by Ed Van Der

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Object in Focus...

  • 12 Jul 2019

Calling all artists to apply for the next “Object in focus” Series – 3 Exhibition.After...

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Taragaon Museum...

  • 11 Jun 2019

Apply for Taragaon Museum Artist Studio- Session 3 Artist Studio is a free space where...

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Object in Focus-...

  • 14 May 2019

Title: Nude carpet Medium: Mixed Media on Carpet Size: 12*8 inches The series of this...

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Call for...

  • 21 Feb 2019

We’re holding a competition, to create art from waste, in the Kathmandu Valley, at The...

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