A roundup of news while I was away at the EurASEAA conference in Dublin:
A new exhibition opening in May at the National Museum of History in Hanoi will highlight Vietnam’s role over maritime trade over the east sea, or the South China Sea.
Hanoi museum to host Silk Road on East Sea exhibition
Thanh Nien News, 08 March 2012
Well, it is the year of the dragon after all. A new exhibition at the National History Museum in Hanoi is themed around dragons on antiquities. This article from the Vietnam Net Bridge gives a pictoral overview.
Vietnam Net Bridge, 31 January 2011
Full story here.
The remains of a preserved body, recovered from an archaeological site 17 years ago is on display at the Vietnamese History Museum in Ho Chi Minh City. The mummy is of a female, 60 years old at time of death, and is over a hundred years old. (Warning: link has images of the actual body, which may be discomforting for some readers).
The secret of mummy at Vietnam History Museum
Vietnam Net Bridge, 08 June 2011
Artefacts from the 18th century Tay Son Dynasty are being displayed at the Viet Nam History Museum at Ho Chi Minh City.
For the first time in 50 years, the Vietnam Historical Museum will put on display a set of treasures from the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945), the last ruling dynasty of the country.
Richard Bammer of the Reporter visits three Southeast Asian Museums – The Museum of Vietnamese History in Hanoi, The Angkor National Museum in Siem Reap, and the National Museum Bangkok and contrasts the state of artefacts there.
The Reporter, 18 February 2010
The remains of King Le Du Thong (1679-1731) was reburied earlier this week in a ceremony mixing traditional and contemporary practices. The remains of the king were uncovered in the middle of the last century and were housed in the Vietnamese History Museum until reburial.
King Le Du Tong to be brought home for burial
Saigon Giai Phong, 23 January 2010
Le king to be reburied after delay
Thanh Nien News, 23 January 2010
Royal remains for reburial
Vietnam Net Bridge, 24 January 2010 Read More
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