Handicraft sector told to refresh itself

Thuy Dung HANOI – The handicraft industry provides many jobs, especially in rural areas, and brings in billions of dollars in export revenue each year. However, in changing local and foreign markets with consumer tastes never staying the same, the industry is facing an urgent need for change to survive and improve the competitiveness of its products. This was the common view shared by participants at a forum “Consulting on designs and outlets for Vietnam handicraft products” organized by … [Read more...]

Vietnamese artist wins FIAP gold prize

A photo capturing local people’s passage over a yellow sandy hill by Vietnamese artist, Nguyen Quoc Huy, has won a gold prize of the “open” section at the 9 th edition of “Bucovina Mileniul III” International Salon of Photographic Art in Romania. The contest was jointly organised by the Bucovina Museum and the Bucovina Culture Centre in Suceave city, Romania under the sponsorship of the Fed eration International Art Photography (FIAP) and the Romanian Photographic Artists … [Read more...]

Women’s Museum, most attractive tourist site in Hanoi

Illustrative image (Source: Internet)

The Vietnamese Women’s Museum has been ranked first among 80 attractive tourism destinations in Hanoi in 2012 by the world’s largest travel website “TripAdvisor”. Illustrative image (Source: Internet)Visitors to the website ranked the museum 4.5 out of the 5 stars rating over the past 12 months, naming it the “Most Attractive Tourism Destination” in Hanoi. The Vietnamese Women’s Museum was founded in 1987 as an entity within the Vietnam Women's Union . It is a community repository of … [Read more...]

An-My Le’s photographic works


An-My Lê, who is currently living and working in New York, was born in Saigon (former name of Ho Chi Minh City) in 1960. >> Vietnam-born photographer honored as US ‘genius’ In 1975, An-My Le and her family settled in the US. She received BAS and MS degrees in biology from Stanford University (1981, 1985) and an MFA from Yale University (1993). Her photographs and films examine the impact, consequences, and representation of war. Whether in color or black-and-white, her … [Read more...]

Vietnam-born photographer honored as US ‘genius’

View more pictures Amercian-Vietnamese photographer An-My Le. Photo: Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Amercian-Vietnamese photographer An-My Le has just won the $0.5mln 2012 MacArthur Fellowship 2012, also known as “Genius Grants”, one of most valuable awards honoring varied creative works in the US. View more pictures Amercian-Vietnamese photographer An-My Le. Photo: Courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.This year’s award is given to 23 people from various fields including science, literature, music, fine arts, education, and film. An-My Le, 52, received this … [Read more...]

Vietnamese artists participate in arts exhibition in China

As man y as 13 Vietnamese painters are taking part in the 5 th Beijing International Art Biennale (BIAB) exhibition in China. Themed “Future and Reality”, the event is mainly showcasing paintings and sculptural works, which man ifest artists’ concern about ecological crisis; impacts of climate change, sea water level rise, earthquakes, tsunami an d nuclear pollution, religious conflicts and terrorism. Founded in 2003, BIAB is jointly sponsored by the China Federation of … [Read more...]

“Vietnam’s impression” exhibition opens in France

An exhibition named “Vietnam’s impression”, displaying exhibits and photographs on Vietnam’s ethnic groups opened in France on October 6. Jointly organised by the Vietnam Cultural Centre in France and Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts under Vietnam ’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the event aims to promote the country’s cultural diversity. The exhibition introduced visitors to a corner of the Vietnamese cultural space through multicolour costumes of ethnic … [Read more...]

Food inspires art at children’s exhibition

An exhibition of children's drawings will be on display at the Ha Noi Children's Palace until October 12. The event, co-organised by the Embassy of Mexico and the palace, features 42 drawings of Mexican children living abroad and 42 Vietnamese children living in Hanoi . The Mexican drawings are part of a children's drawing contest titled This Is My Mexico organised by the Institute of Mexicans Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico. The contest involves thousands … [Read more...]

National festival honours traditional crafts


The Vietnam Craft Village Festival kicked off in Nam Dinh City on September 25, attracting more than 300 stands from 37 provinces and cities across the country. Old Quarter exhibitions promote traditional crafts Nguyen Quang Truc, Deputy Director of the Nam Dinh provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said the festival provided a good chance for artisans to exchange experience and for craft villages to promote their traditional products locally and … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s history and culture attract Koreans

A festival on Vietnamese history and culture held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea on September 22, helps strengthen ties in Vietnamese-Korean families, which are on rise in the RoK in recent time. It was also one of activities to celebrate the 2012 RoK-Vietnam Friendship Year and the 20th anniversary of the two countries’ diplomatic ties.The event, part of the RoK Government’s “Multi-cultural Families at localities” programme, was organised by the RoK-Vietnam Friendship Association (KOVIFA) … [Read more...]