On the morning of November 25, 2018, the VNMH organized a seminar "Evaluation of six-year preservation project funded by Sumitomo Fund, object preservation - raised issues" at No. 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi.
Attending the workshop were Dr.Nguyen Van Cuong - Member of National Council of Cultural Heritage, VNMH’s Director; MSc. Pham Dinh Phong - Deputy Director of Cultural Heritage Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and, Tourism; Dr. Pham Quoc Quan - Member of the National Council of Cultural Heritages; Ms. Mai Thi Ngoc - Director of Vietnam Military History Museum; Ms. Phetmalayvanh Keobounma - Director of Laos National Museum; Ms. Vanpheng Keopannha, Deputy Director of the Department of Heritage - Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos. Leaders of the Institute of Monuments Conservation, leaders of Nam Dinh Museum, Hai Duong Museum; Representatives of experts from Japan and other units; heads, deputy heads, professional staffs of VNMH and press agencies.
Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong - Member of the National Council of Cultural Heritages, VNMH’s Director giving speech at the seminar
Within the cultural exchange program between the VNMH and the National Museum of Kyushu in Japan, for six consecutive years, Sumitomo Fund (Japan) has sponsored and appointed Japan's leading experts to renovate and preserve VNMH’s valuable objects. Working with Japanese professionals was significant, not only for the preservation of objects, but also for VNMH’s staff to learn and improve their skills.
MSc. Nguyen Thi Huong Thom - Head of VNMH’s Department of Preservation reporting the project
The workshop included the report of the three-year project to repair the doors of Pho Minh Pagoda and six-years of preservation cooperation sponsored by the Kyushu National Museum of Japan and Sumitomo fund; raised issues of object preservation.
Japanese experts attended the seminar
The doors of Pho Minh Pagoda have been preserved
Throughout the seminar, the VNMH desired to learn, exchange, and share experiences and knowledge, as well as viewpoints in the preservation of museum objects with scientists and experts to improve the quality of museum preservation and further promote the effectiveness of international cooperation projects on preservation.
Hương Thơm, Thu Nhuần