Vietnam's museum storage woes

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Any regular reader of this site would realise that the Vietnamese media reports a great deal of the archaeological goings-on in the country. But where do all the artefacts from these various excavations go to? It seems that many museums in Vietnam are suffering from an acute shortage in storage space, to the point that many collections are stored in warehouses. Some artefacts haven’t seen the light of day for over 40 years!

Artefacts housed in warehouse, Vietnam Net Bridge 14 Sep 2010

Absentee museums warehouse their treasures
Vietnam Net Bridge, 14 September 2010
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Steps taken to preserve remains of razed prehistoric earthwork site

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An update about the Cambodian prehistoric earthwork site that was flattened last week by unauthorised construction works – the authorities have stepped in to work with the land owners so that the planned buildings can be moved elsewhere, while efforts are bing made to also cordon off the area because archaeological material can still be recovered from the site.

Cambodian Authorities Rally to Protect Historical Site
Devata.org, 10 September 2010
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