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Buddhist antiques on display in Da Nang

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The abbot of Quan The Am Temple showing off one of the Buddha statues on display. Source: Viet Nam News 20151214

Hundreds of artefacts that have been stored in a temple in Da Nang will go on display in Vietnam’s first Buddhist culture museum.

The abbot of Quan The Am Temple showing off one of the Buddha statues on display. Source: Viet Nam News 20151214

The abbot of Quan The Am Temple showing off one of the Buddha statues on display. Source: Viet Nam News 20151214

Buddhist antiques displayed in Da Nang
Viet Nam News, 14 December 2015

Antique statues on display in Vietnam’s first Buddhist culture museum
Thanh Nien News, 15 December 2015

Hundreds of Buddhist antiques which have been stored in a temple in Da Nang City for many years will be exhibited to the public on December 24 for the first time.

The municipal People’s Committee decided to establish the Buddhist Cultural Museum as a place to display the antiques in the Quan The Am Temple, Ngu Hanh Son District, by the end of 2014. This is the first Buddhist Culture Museum in Viet Nam.

Huynh Dinh Quoc Thien, deputy director of the Da Nang Museum, said they accidentally discovered a “treasure-house” of about 500 objects, with more than 200 antiques which were assessed at the Quan The Am Temple.

“We sent experts to study this large number of antiques with assistance from the temple’s monks,” said Thien.

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Museum Break: Antique weapons stolen from Melaka museum

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A number of priceless antique weapons were stolen from the Malaysian Historic and Ethnography Museum in Malacca, Malaysia over the weekend, chalking up a loss amounting to “millions of ringgit”.


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