In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:20 am
A photography contest entitled ‘World heritage in Vietnam’ has just been launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. It runs from January until July.
Hoi An ancient town
The competition aims to collect and release collections of various artistic photographic works on Vietnam world’s heritages sites. This is in order to promote and honor these heritage sites, and to educate the public about the preservation of our inheritance.
Vietnam has currently 13 world heritages sites recognized by UNESCO. These include: the Complex of Hue Monuments; Ha Long Bay; My Son Sanctuary; Hoi An Ancient Town; Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park; Hue Royal court music; the Gong Culture in the Central Highlands; love duet singing of Bac Ninh; the chamber music of Ca Tru; the Wood-blocks of Nguyen Dynasty, the Doctoral stone steles in the Temple of Literature; Thang Long Royal Citadel; and the Saint Giong festival.
The best photographs will be chosen and displayed at exhibitions in both Ha Noi and Da Nang on the 66th Anniversary of our National Day – September 2, 2011.
In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:36 am
Findings on ancient Cham bricks and mortar have contributed to the restoration and conservation of My Son World Heritage.
My Son Sanctuary (Photo: Vnexpresss)
At a press briefing held in Hanoi on Dec. 21, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Enzo Angeloni said the result of the second phase of the “Safeguarding of My Son World Heritage” project was attributable to the joint efforts of the Vietnamese and Italian scientists as well as the assistance of the Italian Government and UNESCO representative office in Vietnam.
The Italian diplomat said Vietnam’s heritage conservation projects are on the priority list for the Italian Government’s development cooperation in Vietnam. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Italian Government will continue assisting Vietnam to implement the third phase of the project.
The project, financed by Italy through UNESCO, was carried out with non-refundable aid of 642,000 USD in the first phase from 2003 to 2005 and 453,000 USD in the second phase from 2006-2010.
Under the project, Italian, UNESCO and Vietnamese experts have conducted research activities and materials analysis and tested building techniques as well as provided vocational training for officials and management officers of the archeological area of My Son.
At the event, Italy introduced a draft manual on the restoration of heritages based on experience gained during the implementation of the project. This publication, in English and Vietnamese, will soon be available at national and international level.
The archeological area of My Son is one of the most important relics in Vietnam and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.
In Uncategorized on August 3, 2010 at 11:19 am
A total of 120 photos on China’s world heritage sites are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.
Great Wall of China
The photo exhibition themed “China today” is an activity to mark the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam-China diplomatic ties and the Vietnam-China Friendship Year.
Addressing the opening ceremony on August 2, Head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s International Cooperation Department Nguyen Van Tinh said that the 12-day exhibition will help Vietnamese people better understand Chinese land and people through cultural heritage, thus contributing to enhancing the solidarity, friendship and cooperation for development between the two Parties, States and people.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee recognised 890 heritage sites worldwide in July 2009. China ranked third with 38 sites.
The photo exhibition runs until August 14 at 29 Hang Bai St., Hanoi.
In Uncategorized on July 22, 2010 at 11:19 am
More than 100 photos of fine art, ancient architecture and sculptures of Thang Long – Hanoi are being displayed at Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum.
A photo of stone-statues of the Lion
The pictures illustrated the beauty of the Mot Cot pagoda, built in 1049 during the Ly Dynasty; the Kim Lien pagoda, stone-statues of the Lion of the Ly Dynasty; many Buddhist statues and others.
The exhibition details just a part of the capital’s a huge art heritage, with nearly 1,500 temples and pagodas, more than 25,000 statues, sculptures and other ancient objects.
The display was co-organized by the HCMC Fine Arts Museum and Vietnam Fine Arts University to mark the 85th anniversary of the founding of the university and Grand Celebration of the 1000th birthday of the capital. It will run through July 30.