Nearly 150 Vietnamese cultural antiques introduced

Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Antique Association opened an exhibition of 130 valuable antiques featuring Vietnamese history, culture and cultural exchanges in the region, on November 28.  

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History, the artifacts were selected from collections of 27 antique collectors. In addition, a number of the ancient artifacts were collected by the Museum over many years.

The artifacts are divided into a number of topics, including weapons; seals; the structure of Vietnamese administrative organisations through feudal historical periods; enamel bronze products; and Lai Thieu pottery through the civil products in the lives of the Southern people.

The exhibition’s highlight is a collection of Cay Mai pottery, which is one of the characteristics of wet rice farming, creating the special characteristics of Oriental culture in general and of Viet Nam in particular.

According to Nguyen Van Quynh, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Antiquities Association, the introduction of the antiques to the public reflects the enthusiasm of the members of the Ho Chi Minh City Antique Association in preserving and promoting the cultural heritage of the ancestors.

The exhibition runs until March 31, 2019 at Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History.

On the occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of History launched three adjustment exhibition rooms in the road map modernisation display system on the history of Viet Nam. The room was designed with the application of scientific and technological achievements, graphic design and cataloging techniques.

Source: Nhandan