Visiting the exhibition were Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung; Minister, Head of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung; Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh; Minister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh; Chairman of State Capital Steering Committee Nguyen Hoang Anh; Deputy Minister of Defense Be Xuan Truong; Deputy Minister of Public Security Bui Van Nam; Vietnamese Ambassador in the Russian Federation Ngo Duc Manh; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung; Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh; Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Van Hieu; Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trinh Thi Thuy; Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Hoang Quoc Vuong; Deputy Minister of Finance Tran Xuan Ha; Deputy Minister of Construction Le Quang Hung; Deputy Minister of Information and Communication Phan Tam and some other leaders.
Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky - General Director of the State Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, and Mr. Nguyen Van Ha – VNMH’s Deputy Director welcoming Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
The Exhibition introduces the period of ancient history with the tradition and activities of Vietnamese people in the second half of the first millennium BC.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visiting the Dong Son Cultural Gallery
The cultural and historical values of the exhibition are mentioned in the introductions of Dr Mikhail Piotrovsky, the General Director of Hermitage Museum- the world's largest Museum of culture - history and art (St.Petersburg, Russian Federation) and Dr. Nguyen Van Cuong, VNMH’s Director.
Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky - General Director of the Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg, and Mr. Nguyen Van Ha – VNMH’s Deputy Director presented the exhibition’s catalogue to the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc
In the introduction of the catalogue, Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky writes, "With the exhibition "Treasures of Red River", visitors in St. Petersburg have a rare opportunity to look at the "depth" of Vietnam’s past, witness the experience of thousands of years of Vietnamese people in exploring and conquering nature of large river basin plains, in the formation of high artistic production.”
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visiting the Sa Huynh Culture Gallery
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visiting the Oc Eo Culture Gallery
The Exhibition displays 299 artifacts of ancient cultures: Dong Son, Dong Nai, Sa Huynh, Oc Eo.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc writing his feelings at the exhibition
At the end of the visit, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc wrote his feelings: “I was very impressed when visiting the exhibition of Vietnamese ancient cultures displaying artifacts of cultures such as Dong Son, Sa Huynh, Dong Nai and Oc Eo culture.
It is an honor and a pleasure when nearly 300 ancient Vietnamese cultural artifacts are displayed for the first time with the best art masterpieces of Russia and the world at the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. This is an opportunity for Russian and international friends to better understand the rich and diverse cultural heritage treasure of Vietnam, contributing to further tightening the relationship between the Vietnamese people and the Russian people.
I highly appreciate the initiative and efforts of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam National Museum of History, which has actively coordinated with the Russian side to organize this exhibition on the occasion of Vietnam year in Russia and Russia year in Vietnam 2019-2020.
Wish the Exhibition of Ancient Vietnamese culture a success!”
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc writing his feelings at the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg