Nguyen Dynasty exhibition opens in Korea's National Palace Museum

Treasures from the last Vietnamese Dynasty, the Nguyen, are on loan to the National Palace Museum at the Republic of Korea for an exhibition that opened last week.

Treasures from Vietnam’s last dynasty displayed in RoK
VOV News, 11 November 2010

More than 160 antiques dated from the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century are on display at the National Palace Museum of the Republic of Korea as from November 8.

The event is a joint effort between the RoK’s National Palace Museum, and Vietnam’s Hue Royal Antiquities Museum, Hue Monuments Conservation Centre and the Vietnamese Embassy in the RoK.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to the RoK Tran Trong Toan said the display will help boost the understanding between the two countries.

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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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