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.
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 countryâ€™s rich cultural heritage.
The Ambassadorâ€™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 projectâ€™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.
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