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18 National treasures exhibited for first time

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

(National Times) - A special exhibition  titled “Vietnam National Treasures” held for first time at the National Museum of Vietnam History in Hanoi on January 10.

The exhibition aims to honour and promote the value of the national treasures while offering a chance to visitors to examine Vietnam’s history and culture, as well as stories behind the national treasures themselves.

The event features 18 national treasures among around 200,000 documents and artefacts preserved at the museum, dating from the Dong Son Culture (2,000 years ago), through Dai Viet Civilisation and feudal dynasties, to the establishment of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam.

Historical and cultural related stories will be presented to offer the public further understanding about the creation of arts and craftsmanship of Vietnamese people, thus encouraging patriotism and national pride, as well as contributing to conserve and promote Vietnamese cultural values.

Among the 18 treasures, there are two that have recently been recognised in December of last year, which are the Golden Seal “Dai Viet quoc Nguyen Chua vinh tran chi bao” and the Storage Jar with brown glazed ceramic pattern from the Tran Dynasty.

The exhibition is hoped to help visitors get a systematic understanding of the historical and cultural values of the national treasures as well as the skillfulness of Vietnamese artists, thus encouraging patriotism and raising the sense of responsibility of the people for preserving Vietnamese culture.

On the occasion, the Vietnam National Museum of History received a model of 5.75m long and 3.47m tall of the cannon made by villagers in Dong Ky of the northern province of Bac Ninh.

The special exhibition will open to public until May, 2017.

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