|ANCIENT CULTURE: The HCM Metropolis Museum of Vietnamese Historical past has opened on-line exhibitions of historic artefacts, work and sculptures on Vietnamese historical past and tradition. Photograph courtesy of the museum.
HCM CITY — The restoration of the Hồ Chí Minh Museum of Historical past, one of many metropolis’s seven greatest museums, has begun. The museum remains to be open whereas the restoration works are being carried out.
The funding, VNĐ45 billion (US$1.93 million), got here from the town’s funds.
In accordance with the museum’s deputy director, Nguyễn Khắc Xuân Thi, restoration works are anticipated to be accomplished in 2025. This may embody restoring the museum’s facade, in addition to upgrades to its constructing amenities. Foremost galleries and showcase rooms will even be upgraded.
The museum was constructed by the French colonialists in 1929. It’s situated on 3,000 sq. metres and shows greater than 40,000 artefacts. It organises cultural actions and artwork exhibits on Vietnamese historical past and tradition.
The shows encompass two predominant components. The primary displays artefacts of Vietnamese historical past courting from the prehistoric period to the top of the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945), the nation’s final royal household; and the historical past of southern Việt Nam and different Asian international locations.
The museum’s highlighted exhibit matters embody the Đông Sơn tradition of northern Việt Nam and Sa Huỳnh tradition of central Việt Nam, dated between 2879 and 179 BC.
The Óc Eo tradition of the Cửu Lengthy (Mekong) River Delta area can also be featured.
|UPGRADING: The restoration of the Hồ Chí Minh Museum of Historical past, one of many metropolis’s seven greatest museums, has begun. This may embody restoring facade, in addition to upgrades to its constructing amenities. Photograph courtesy of the museum.
In February, a set of 180 antiques, courting again to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries reflecting Việt Nam’s historical past and tradition, largely from the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945), had been displayed and attracted viewers.
Pháp lam objects comparable to tea units, vases, and meals trays adorned with patterns of flowers and tố nữ (Truthful Maidens), had been highlighted.
Pháp lam is a way of enameling ceramics on a steel base (gold, silver, copper) launched to Việt Nam within the early nineteenth century.
The merchandise of pháp lam are thought of a mix of the ceramic business with jewelry. They had been used solely by the Nguyễn royalty.
|LEARNING ABOUT VIỆT NAM – Foreigners go to the HCM Metropolis Museum of Historical past. Photograph courtesy of the museum.
The museum is utilizing sensible expertise to supply on-line shows as a part of its effort to develop enterprise.
It has launched a number of on-line exhibitions with 3D expertise, sensible apps and web sites with the intention of increasing the museum’s actions and showcases to the general public.
The apps additionally present details about well-known historic figures, historic background and video clips, giving guests a greater understanding of the works.
“With digital expertise, I can see connections between objects and contexts, and visualise and find out about historic durations and tradition by means of house and time,” stated Trần Trung Dũng, a primary scholar from the HCM Metropolis College of Tradition.
“Our employees are working to construct the museum as an interactive museum by utilizing fashionable expertise functions to convey the simplest content material and knowledge,” stated Thi.
The wealthy tradition of the traditional kingdom of Phù Nam, which was first found in 1944 by way of artefacts discovered at websites close to Ba Thê Mountain, now Óc Eo City in Thoại Sơn District in An Giang Province, is displayed on-line.
Artefacts of Óc Eo Tradition are valued as important historic paperwork and proof of a affluent tradition.
Many historic artefacts and objects from China, Japan, India and Việt Nam had been made within the late 18th and nineteenth centuries from stone, gem, ivory and ceramics.
To view the museum’s collections, go to the web site www.baotanglichsutphcm.com.vn.