Vietnamese rock art debuts in Sweden

The petroglyphs at Sapa will be featured in a special exhibition at the Vasterrbotten Museum in Sweden, to commemorate 40 years of Vietnam-Sweden relations.

Sapa ancient carved rock field to be introduced in Sweden
Vietnam Net Bridge, 28 July 2009

An exhibition about the ancient carved rock field in Sapa, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, Vietnam will take place at the Vasterrbotten Museum in Sweden from September 27 to November 8.

The Hanoi Art University have made surveys and produced 150 large-sized photos about the ancient rock field in Sapa since 2003. In 2006, the “Sapa ancient rock field” exhibition was held in Hanoi, using these materials and some artworks by foreign painters, which have close connection to the ancient figures carved on Sapa ancient rocks.

The Hanoi Art University’s materials will be displayed at the exhibition in Sweden.


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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