Vietnamese archaeological treasures introduced to public

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via Nhan Dan News, 12 April 2018:


Over 300 Vietnamese archaeological artifacts, found throughout the nation during the past 60 years, are on display at a special exhibition titled “Treasures of Vietnam’s archaeology,” which opened at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi, on April 12.

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Hanoi attempts to leverage museums, theatres for tourism development

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via Viet Nam Net, 24 Jan 2018:

The move was carried out under the instruction of Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien on the implementation of plans to organise high-quality art programmes and develop cultural products to serve tourists.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism worked with the Vietnam National Museum of History, the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, the Vietnam National Puppetry Theatre, the Centre for Research, Preservation and Promotion of Vietnamese Traditional Culture, and travel firms to build these tours.

Visitors had a chance to explore the Vietnam National Museum of History, visit Hanoi’s Old Quarter, an old house on Ma May, Bach Ma Temple and try some street food on January 18.

Hanoi attempts to leverage museums, theatres for tourism development

Exhibition highlights the lotus in Vietnamese culutre

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Gold lotus carved box. Source: Viet Nam Net 201500513

A special exhibition themed on the lotus is held at the Vietnamese Museum of History in Hanoi, featuring the flower and its significance to Vietnamese culture from past to present.

Gold lotus carved box. Source: Viet Nam Net 201500513

Gold lotus carved box. Source: Viet Nam Net 201500513

Yellow lotus collection of Hue royal antiquities
Viet Nam Net, 13 May 2015

The Vietnam National Museum of History will launch a special exhibition themed “Lotus and antiquities” on May 14 in Hanoi with the aim of introducing local and international visitors to the beauty and meaning of the lotus flower in the Vietnamese culture.

The event will feature around 100 ancient objects dating back from 7th century to the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).

In the category “Lotus in royal arts of the Nguyen dynasty”, visitors will have a chance to view objects and delicacies used by kings and royal family members, including those made from jade, precious metals and ivory.

The museum will also present a collection from the “Lotus in the Buddhist arts, practice and ritual items” featuring objects from the 11th century.

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Dong Son exhibition at the National Museum of History

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The Hop Minh Bronze Jar. Thanh Nien News 20141118

The National Museum of History in Hanoi is hosting an exhibition on the Dong Son bronze age culture.

The Hop Minh Bronze Jar. Thanh Nien News 20141118

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Exhibitions showcases areca nut and betel leaf chewing in Vietnam

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A new exhibition at the Vietnam National History in Vietnam showcases the artefacts associated with betel chewing in the country. The practice of chewing areca nut with betel leaves is widespread in Southeast Asia.

Betel Chewing set at the Vietnam National History Museum, Vietnam Net 20121025

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Vietnam draws up list of national treasures

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Vietnam has approved a list of 30 national treasures representing the country’s past, including Dong Son drums and various archaeological and historical artefacts.

Tripod Cauldrons at Hue's Imperial Citadel, Viet Nam News 20121004

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