The special exhibition titled “Vietnam Ceramics - A Separate Tradition: From the An Bien collection” was launched at the Vietnam National Museum of History (VNMH) on November 19th, 2021 to mark the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23). It held by the VNMH in collaboration with the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association.
Panorama of the opening ceremony (source: Hai Phong newspaper)
Delegates attending the opening ceremony
Participants of the opening ceremony included Mr. Hoang Dao Cuong - Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Mr. Le Khac Nam - Vice Chairmann of Hai Phong People’s Committee; Prof. Dr. Luu Tran Tieu - Chairman of the National Cultural Heritage Council; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Do Van Tru - Chairman of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Mai Hung - Vice President of Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences; Mr. Pham Dinh Phong - Deputy Director of Cultural Heritage Department; Dr. Nguyen Van Doan - Director of the Vietnam National Museum of History; Mr. Trinh Van Tu - Deputy Director of Hai Phong Department of Culture and Sports; Collector Tran Dinh Thang - Owner of An Bien collection, representatives of museums and news agencies in Hanoi.
Mr. Nguyen Van Doan - Director of VNMH giving a speech at the opening ceremony
Delegates in ribbon cutting ceremony
In the speech at the opening ceremony, Dr. Nguyen Van Doan emphasized the meaning of the exhibition, the general content as well as the important message of the exhibition to attendees.
Leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Hai Phong People's Committee visiting the exhibition
According to Dr. Doan, the exhibition, with a combination of objects from the An Bien collection and some of the Vietnam National Museum of History, was organinzed to introduce to the public the quintessence of Vietnam ceramics on the occasion of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day.These are typical and unique objetcs showing the continuous development process of Vietnam ceramics over nearly 2,000 years.
The exhibition will last until December 31st, 2021.