Clinton photo epitomises 20 years of US-VN ties

HA NOI — A photo of former President Bill Clinton shaking hands with Vietnamese people taken by Tran Viet Dung has won the first prize at a contest. An exhibition of all the excellent photos selected in the contest, entitled Viet Nam- US Relations and the US through the Lens of Vietnamese Photographers , was held in Ha Noi yesterday, drawing the participation of former President Clinton and the representatives of the Vietnamese and US governments. The photo contest … [Read more...]

Free entrance to museums and relics from August 25 – 28

The Ministry of Culture , Sports and Tourism has sent a document to departments of culture, sports and tourism in provinces and cities, museums and … [Read more...]

Photo exhibit: Vietnam-the Real War

( VOVworld )- For the first time, the Associated Press has held a photo … [Read more...]

A Guide to Contemporary Arts in Ho Chi Minh City

( Cinet )- Ho Chi Minh City has rapidly become one of the most active emerging art hubs in Southeast Asia. Although the number of contemporary art spaces is still modest, they are getting more and more attention from a greater audience. Home to several international and local recognized artists, the city has so much to offer to contemporary art lovers. Museums, private collection and galleries Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum - The museum’s exhibition rooms have a range of art that … [Read more...]

First Vietnamese literature museum opens to public

HA NOI (VNS) — The first special area for displaying Vietnamese literary history has just been opened to people in downtown Ha Noi. The 3,600sq.m area is housed in a three-storey building. The first floor has typical works representing literature from the 10th to the 19th centuries. The works were written on various materials such as giay do (poonah) paper, cloth, metal and leaves. There are also works by great writers of the feudal period such as King Tran Nhan Tong (1258-1308), Nguyen … [Read more...]

Water colour display at Fine Arts Museum

A hundred and five years ago, the famous artist Tran Van Can was born.His work is now on display at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum.The pictures on show were painted using water colour.One of his pictures is of his wife holding a baby.His wife is still alive and was pleased to see the display. HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum is showing a collection of watercolour sketches to mark the 105th birth anniversary of master artist Tran Van Can (1910-2015). The exhibition features 80 … [Read more...]

Protection, restoration of fine arts focused

Domestic and international experts gathered in Hanoi on June 26 to share experience and expertise on protecting and restoring the fine arts. The workshop, organised by the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, forms part of activities under a project jointly implemented by the museum, the Dresden University of Art in Germany and the Goethe Institute in Hanoi from 2012 -2017. Participants discussed the restoration of the two oil paintings " Me con " ( Mother and baby ), and " Ruou can " ( … [Read more...]

Photo exhibition on Vietnamese communal houses in August

As many of 3,757 members of the Vietnamese Communal House Club have collected documents, organized field trips and taken photos to prepare for an exhibition on Vietnamese communal houses in August 2015 in Hanoi. All the members have a common feature which is a love and care for the preservation of national cultural heritages. The Club has attracted lovers for Vietnamese people’s village culture through communal houses, activities at the houses and cultural places around the village … [Read more...]

Rehahn opens Vietnam photo gallery in Paris

Kieu Giang He told the Daily that this is his second gallery after the first called "Couleurs D’Asie" (Colors of Asia) in the ancient city of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province on Vietnam’s central coast last October. The name of the gallery has a meaning in English as here and somewhere else. The two-storey gallery which covers an area of 180 square meters is located in an old building built in the 17th century. The venue features limited editions of his photo collection which are … [Read more...]

Century-old photos reveal busy life of merchants in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

1. Hang Mam Street 13. Le Quai du Commerce … [Read more...]