On the morning of August 18, 2018, the seminar " Hán Nôm documents in relics" (Part 2: through the stelae, bells, decrees) took place at the VNMH, No. 1 Trang Tien, lectured by Dr. Pham Van Tham - former researcher of the Institute of Hán Nôm. This was the second seminar continuing the first one "Han Nom documents in relics" (Part 1: Through the horizontal lacquered board, parallel sentences) which took place in July, 2017.
Attending this seminar were VNMH’s managers, professional staff and some guides from travel companies in Hanoi who have often guided their tours in the VNMH. This was an intensive training program regularly organized by VNMH for staff to improve their professional skills.
Dr. Pham Van Tham sharing his knowledges at the seminar
Continuing the contents shared in the seminar in 2017, Dr. Pham Van Tham continued to introduce basic knowledge, methods of identifying, meaning and value of different types of Hán Nôm documents in relics: Stela, bell, decree .... through professional knowledge, true stories about the process of finding, detecting and translating the Hán texts that Dr. Pham Van Tham experienced during his work at the Institute of Hán Nôm
VNMH’s staff and tour guides attending the seminar
At the gallery of Nguyen Dynasty’s decree of VNMH’s exhibition, Dr. Pham Van Tham helped the VNMH’s professional staff and tourist guides learn about the types of decrees: decree for the gods, decree for inhabitants; decree for people with merit; the identity and characteristics of the Tay Son and Nguyen Dynasty’s decrees…
Exchanging experiences at VNMH’s exhibition system
Dr. Pham Van Tham sharing types of Han’s characters on decree
This was a very meaningful seminar for the VNMH’s staff to improve their professional skills, especially in researching and promoting the value of the Han Nom documents.
News and Photos: Lê Liên