Cham Museum

Entrance to the Cham Museum

By Tran Ky Phuong Published on 6/1/95 on Things Asian Built in 1915, the Museum of Champa Sculpture in Danang displays an intensive and diverse collection of Champa sculpture dating from the 7th to the 15th centuries. The museum was established at the end of the 19th century by the Ecole Francaise d'Extreme Orient with a collection of artifacts gathered in central Vietnam, from Quang Binh to Binh Dinh. They were then displayed at Le Jardin de Tourane on a small hill by the Han River. … [Read more...]

First class’ Danang Cham sculpture museum

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Danang Museum of Cham Sculpture has been named ‘first class’ by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.   Constructed by the French from 1915, the museum houses leading rare collections of Champa sculptures. It is the only museum in the country which is opened 365 days a year - from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. On average the popular museum has 500 daily visitors.   The museum has signed an agreement with the Vietnam University of Fine Arts to study and compile a catalogue of … [Read more...]

Cham photo festival opens in Da Nang

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An exhibition featuring 252 photos of Cham ethnic festivals is now being held at the Museum of Cham Sculpture in the central coastal city of Da Nang. They were taken in villages and temples in the central province of Ninh Thuan by Truong Van An, director of the province's museum. The photos depict the main festivals of Cham people, such as Yuor Yang (praying for rain), Ndam Cuh (cremation ceremony), Kate and Chabun (veneration for the gods). The exhibition will last until the end of … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Art, an overview

Through the Upheavals of History Compared to other Asian countries, and according to several art commentators,Vietnam was the earliest to merge into the the main stream of modern art, as defined by the West, in both form and content. Such a fact can be easily seen with the coming into existence of Ecole Des Beaux Arts (Indochina's SchoolofFine Art) in the early 1930s, with the presence of professors fromFrance. Western style in technique and the use of color was what the first student … [Read more...]

Exhibition to test people’s choice for national flower

A series of exhibitions of native Vietnamese flowers is being held in several cities to identify the people's choice for the national flower, and the caravan has now moved to Da Nang. The week-long exhibition opened on Tuesday in the central city after an earlier one in Ha Noi in January when an overwhelming 80 per cent of visitors voted for the lotus. The latest one, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, has three sections, one each on the lotus, other flowers, and … [Read more...]

Typical Vietnamese antiques to be exhibited in US

The Asian American Association has received 120 typical Vietnamese antiques for exhibition in the US. The first exhibition is scheduled to be held at the Houston Museum from September 13, 2009 to January 3, 2010 and the second will be at the Asian Association Museum in New York from February 2 to May 2, 2010. The antiques were selected to represent the specific characteristics of the cultures in the northern, central and southern regions of Vietnam. The Asian American Association has drawn … [Read more...]