Local donates thousands of antiques to Ho Chi Minh City Museum

A local collector donates a collection of over 3,300 antiques to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum.

Tuoi Tre News 20121016
Tuoi Tre News 20121016

Local donates more than 3000 antiques to HCMC museum [Link no longer active]
Tuoi Tre News, 16 October 2012

Museum happy for antique gifts [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 17 October 2012

The Ho Chi Minh City History Museum on October 15 received a large collection including 3,360 antiques donated by local resident Huynh Van Nghi.

The collection, named “Duong Ha” was gathered by Duong Minh Thoi and Ha Thi Ngoc, Nghi’s parents-in-law. In 2006, after the death of his wife, Duong Quynh Hoa, who was the Minister of Health under the Provisional Revolutionary Government of the Republic of South Vietnam, Nghi decided to donate all the objects to the government at his parents-in-law’s desire.

In February 2011, the HCMC People’s Committee agreed to receive Nghi’s donation. After that, the city’s Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism established a council to appraise the collection.

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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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