In Ho Chi Minh City, calls for better antiques trade management

Experts (although the article is quite vague who exactly these experts are) in Ho Chi Minh City are calling for better ways to streamline the process in which museums procure artifacts for their collections.

City cracks down on antiques trade [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 29 Sep 2012

Experts in HCM City have called for tighter management of antique collection and trade, saying it is important to preserve the nation’s cultural heritage.

While the antiques market has existed and operated actively for a long time in the country, it has not been managed by any agency, the Sai Gon Giai Phong (Sai Gon Liberation) newspaper cited them as saying.

“HCM City allots around VND10 billion (US$50,000) for museums to buy antiques every year,” Vu Kim Anh, deputy director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told the newspaper.

“The money is not small, but a little modest compared to the needs of the city’s seven museums.”

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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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