Restoring Vietnamese relics

A joint project between the US and Vietnam have led to the restoration of 18th and 19th-century artefacts. These artefacts were restored through the help of a grant from the United States.

22 July 2007 (Thanh Nien News, also Nhan Dan) – A joint project between the US and Vietnam have led to the restoration of 18th and 19th-century artefacts. These artefacts were restored through the help of a grant from the United States.

Thanh Nien News, 22 July 2007

US helps Vietnam restore cultural artifacts

A US-sponsored project has helped Vietnam restore and preserve of a collection of 70 cultural artifacts dating from the 18th and early 19th centuries.

The items, mostly lacquered and gold-trimmed furniture, represent both Buddhist and ancestor-worship traditions, which represent major parts of the country’s rich cultural heritage.

The Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, established by the US Department of State in 2001, has given Vietnam on of six grants designed to preserve such cultural works.

Speaking at a ceremony to unveil the project’s results, Deputy Director of the Vietnam History Museum Dinh Van Thin said the initiative was a success.

Read more about the Vietnamese wood artefacts restored by the project.
(Read other article from Nhan Dan here).

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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