The Treasury of Lives is an online biographical ecyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia and the Himalayan region. As of June 2015 the expanding site contains just over 1,000 biographies, written by a growing community of scholars from North America, Asia and Europe, many of them peer-reviewed. These biographies, complete with the most extensive bibliographies available, are intended as a resource to both the general public and researchers in the field. Each biography is illustrated with relevant art from the Rubin Museum of Art and other esteemed collections, with
links to Himalayan Art Resources (www.himalayanart.org) and the Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (www.tbrc.org). The highly navigable interface, which includes an interactive map of Asia and timelines for each institution and religious tradition, allows visitors to search figures by historical period, geography, monastery, clan or religious affiliation. With an active online presence and a growing online community, these biographies are reaching approximately 5,000 users every month.