Sabine Cotte

1996 Associate Laureate, Cultural Heritage
France, Born 1961

Project Goal

Conserve Bhutan’s fortified monasteries through the publication of a preservation handbook

Location: Bhutan

"We want to save our culture and preserve our identity before it’s too late. The handbook is very important.”

For Sabine Cotte, a 37-year-old art restorer, a vacation to the Kingdom of Bhutan quickly turned into a challenging project to help conserve Bhutan’s centuries-old monasteries.

Cotte has now finished the simple conservation handbook that she developed with David Nock and for which she was named an Associate Laureate in the 1996 Rolex Awards for Enterprise.

Other 1996 Associate Laureates