In the morning of January 20, 2019, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited the VNMH. Accompanying him were: Mr. Nguyen Hoa Binh, Secretary of the Party Central Committee, Chief Justice of the Supreme People's Court; Mr. Hoang Binh Quan, Member of the Party Central Committee, Head of Central Committee’s Commission for External Relations; Mr. Vu Duc Dam, Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Prime Minister; Mr. Mai Tien Dung, Member of the Party Central Committee, Minister, Chairman of the Government Office; Mr. Phan Van Giang, Member of the Party Central Committee, Chief of General Staff, Deputy Minister of Defense; Mr. Le Quang Tung, alternate member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Mr. Nguyen Van Hung, Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, President of the People's Council of Kon Tum Province.
Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong, VNMH’s Director welcomed Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam to visit the museum
The Prime Minister visited the VNMH’s exhibits and special storage where storing and preserving an invaluable amount of assets with more than 200,000 documents which are abundance in form and variety in materials from primitive times to the present. Many artifacts are National treasures. Nearly 5,000 unique and rare documents, artifacts, collections are on display.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegates visited VNMH
Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong, VNMH’s Director introduced the book "Vietnamese Bronze Drum" to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
The VNMH preserves the cultural, historical, and spiritual values of the nation. This is also a place where international friends, from high-ranking leaders and politicians to international businessmen, investors, and tourists go to visit and learn about culture, history, people, and the country of Vietnam.
The Prime Minister expressed that there is no other place that brings many emotions and divine pride to the national cultural and historical roots as this museum. “On the way to VNMH, I seemed to go against the national history. Not far from here is a place that marked the victory of our father against foreign invasion - Dong Bo Dau with the remnants of Hoe Nhai Pagoda. Here is trace of the French within this building that has a style of Asian art and architecture.” The Prime Minister also shared: “We need to note that the museum is not only a place to store historical values, national pride, but also the factors of beauty, attractiveness, and identity of the city.”
The Prime Minister continued by saying, "By the way, I also want to ask why is history not an attractive subject for our pupils and students? If we do not change this reality, how can we foster national spirit and consciousness; and if we cannot change this reality, it’s difficult to encourage and attract Vietnamese young talents and elite from all over the world to come back, contribute, and serve the nation.”
“We need to be aware of the importance of building the connection between the present generation and future generations with the origin, the history, the culture, and the pride of the nation. This also has important implications to promote national power in all aspects: economic, cultural, and social fields.”
“That is also the reason why there were many leaders of many ministries, branches, and cities, along with many delegates of important sectors who accompanied the Prime Minister today. Because we want our students to love history. We must be responsible for making history classes more attractive. That is the first thing to do. This is not the unilateral responsibility of the education sector, the Ministry of Education and Training. It is the responsibility of all of us, of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Ministry of Information and Communications, Hanoi City, the film industry and our own Museum.”
“We affirm this thing at VNMH which holds the sacred values, the feats, and extraordinary exploits of our people for thousands of years. ”
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited a special storage of VNMH
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc expressed his impression after visiting VNMH
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc giving souvenirs to VNMH
The Prime Minister suggested that the museum needs more effort in professional work, increasingly asserting its leading role, making an important contribution to the preservation and promotion of heritage values; educating the tradition, cultural history, introducing the image of Vietnamese history, culture, country, and people to the world, contributing to enhancing the national position and prestige in the international arena.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and delegates visited the special exhibition "Maritime secret from ancient shipwrecks"
On this occasion, the Prime Minister visited the special exhibition "Maritime Secrets from Ancient Shipwrecks"