Nghe An Museum highlights plight

Bronzes at the Nghe An Museum. Souce: Viet Nam News 20151104

The Nghe An Museum in northern Vietnam has thousands of artefacts, but not enough capacity to store or display them properly.

Bronzes at the Nghe An Museum. Souce: Viet Nam News 20151104
Bronzes at the Nghe An Museum. Souce: Viet Nam News 20151104

Thousands of Nghe An artefacts at risk
Viet Nam News, 04 November 2015

Tens of thousands of antiques and items of great cultural and historical value at Nghe An Museum are at risk of damage due to the lack of appropriate preservation efforts.

The Nghe An Museum in this central province holds more than 25,000 antiques, including many rare, valuable items such as bronze drums, knives and production tools which were excavated at the Vac Village archaeological site in the province.

Many antiques excavated at the Vac Village site date back to the Dong Son culture (700-100 BC). They are made of various materials, including iron, ceramic, stone, glass and wood, but most are made of bronze.

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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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