Vietnam’s culture introduced to international friends

(VOVWORLD) - Nearly 400 archaeological treasures from Vietnam have been displayed at 3 museums in Germany. This is part of the Vietnam National Museum of History’s efforts to introduce Vietnam’s traditional culture to the world.

Around 400 archaeological items of Vietnam are on display at the Reiss Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany. The exhibit, entitled “Vietnam’s archaeological treasures”, will be open to visitors until January 7, 2018.

Vietnam’s culture introduced to international friends - ảnh 1The exhibits attract huge audience in Germany 

These artefacts were displayed at the LWL Archaeological Museum in Herne, NordheinWestfalen, from October, 2016, to February, 2017, and at Chemnitz City’s Archaeological Museum in Sachsen from March to August. According to Dr. Josef Muhlenbrock, Director of the LWL Museum, this was one of the museum’s most popular exhibits so far.

It took Vietnamese and German scientists 9 years to prepare the 400 items, which have attracted more than 100,000 visitors, both German and overseas Vietnamese in Germany. Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong, Director of the Vietnam National Museum of History, said: "Cooperation for development has always been among the top priorities of all nations, museums and research agencies like us. It’s very important for Vietnam to introduce its culture to the world, and other countries are very interested in learning about our country."

Vietnam’s culture introduced to international friends - ảnh 2 Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong, Director of the Vietnam National Museum of History

Vietnam’s National Museum of History has organized  multiple exhibits on the Vietnamese culture in countries around the world, including two exhibits in China called “The oriental treasures – archived artefacts” and “the treasures of sunken ships”, the display on “Vietnam’s ancient arts in the US – from plains to sea”, and many other displays in Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, and France. Mr. Cuong said Vietnam’s exhibitions overseas have captured particular public interest. "We think our task of introducing Vietnam’s country and people to the world has no end. We’ve organized multiple exhibits on different topics in certain countries like China. We hope these exhibits will strengthen cooperation between countries, cultures and peoples", added Cuong. 

Apart from exhibits, Vietnam’s culture will continue to be promoted in a book entitled “Vietnam’s archaeological treasures”, published in Germany. Books on Vietnamese culture will also be published in conjunction with exhibits held in China, the US, South Korea, France, Japan, and Malaysia.