Ho Chi Minh City Museum opens permanent exhibition on the Thang Long Citadel

The Ho Chi Minh City Museum opened a permanent exhibition last month on the artefacts from Hanoi’s Thang Long Citadel.

 Artefacts from the Thang Long Imperial Citadel are on display at the Museum of HCM City. Source: Viet Nam News 20150928
Artefacts from the Thang Long Imperial Citadel are on display at the Museum of HCM City. Source: Viet Nam News 20150928

Citadel artefacts displayed in HCM City
Viet Nam News, 28 September 2015

A permanent exhibition of artefacts from the Thang Long-Ha Noi Imperial Citadel opens today at the Museum of HCM City.

The exhibition includes 300 photos, maps, drawings, documentary films and artefacts reflecting the architecture, culture and history of the citadel.

The citadel was built in the 11th century during the Ly dynasty, to mark the independence of Dai Viet, the former name of Viet Nam.

The central section of the citadel was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site on July 31, 2010.

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Belgian training for Vietnamese museum staff

The Belgian National School of Visual Arts will conduct training for museum staff and students in artefact restoration and preservation in Ho Chi Minh City.

Source: Viet Nam News 20150112
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Belgium, VN promote restoration
Viet Nam News, 12 January 2015
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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City cracks down on antiques trade [Link no longer active]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
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Museum exhibiting 18th century Tay Son Dynasty material

Artefacts from the 18th century Tay Son Dynasty are being displayed at the Viet Nam History Museum at Ho Chi Minh City.

Tay Son dynasty antiques on display
Viet Nam News, 14 February 2011
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Ho Chi Minh City's heritage buildings deteriorating from neglect

Some of the oldest heritage buildings in and around Ho Chi Minh City are suffering damage due to neglect, according to reports from the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Crumbling relics slip through the cracks
Viet Nam News, 31 July 2010
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Rare Buddha statue unveiled at Ho Chi Minh City Museum

In conjunction with the opening of the two permanent exhibitions on the Oc Eo and Champa cultures at the Vietnamese Museum of History at Ho Chi Minh City, a rare 8th century Buddha is unveiled and exhibited.

Rare $6 million Buddha statue on display in HCM City
Vietnam Net Bridge, 14 January 2010
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Permanent exhibitions on Oc Eo and Champa opens in Ho Chi Minh City

The Museum of Vietnamese History in Ho Chi Minh City opens two permanent exhibitions showcasing artefacts from Vietnam’s Oc Eo and Champa cultures.

Champa ruins in My Son
photo credit: ctsnow

HCM City museum opens Oc Eo, Champa culture exhibits
Vietnam Net Bridge, 13 January 2010
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Ancient lamps on show

An exhibition on ancient lamps is on show at Ho Chi Minh city, with one of the oldest pieces coming from the Dong Son culture.

Thanh Nien News, 25 Jan 2008

Ancient Lamps exhibited at HCMC
Thanh Nien News, 25 January 2008

Collection of ancient lamps on display
Vietnam Net Bridge, 27 January 2008
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