Australian painter brushes up memories

George Burchett is surrounded by many paintings of horses, his favourite subject. This year he will present a documentary project tracing his father Wilfred Burchett's career. The documentary also reviews an important period of Vietnamese history, when the country was in trouble and received significant support from international friends, including Burchett.

Australian painter George Burchett loves Vietnam. After many years working and living in Vietnam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese. Burchett was born in Hanoi in 1955 and lived here until 1957. Then his family moved to Moscow. Some years later, they shifted to France. His father, war correspondent Wilfred Burchett (1911-82) was also considered a friend of Vietnam, as he was one of the first journalists who raised their voice to oppose the war in Vietnam. Now Burchett, his wife and their … [Read more...]

Part of mine is Vietnamese, says Australian painter

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Australian painter George Burchett loves Viet Nam. After many years working and living in Viet Nam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese. Burchett was born in Ha Noi in 1955 and lived here until 1957. Then his family moved to Moscow where his mother, Bulgarian journalist and art historian Vessa Ossikovoska, worked. Some years later, they shifted to France. … [Read more...]

Exhibition highlights Vietnam-India ties

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An exhibition is being held at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi from August 10-16 to celebrate 40 years of diplomatic ties and five years of strategic partnership between India and Vietnam. The exhibition, co-organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Indian embassy in Vietnam, displays more than 200 photographs, documents and objects related to the friendly relationship between the two countries. Addressing the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sport … [Read more...]

See Different Colors Of Vietnam In The Museums Of Hanoi

By: Pramod Negi Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam is known for its age old history and rich culture and traditions. The French-colonial city lures large number of tourists with its beautiful lakes and lush green parks. If you want to know more about the history, culture and arts of the enticing city, take cheap flights to Hanoi. Following are the most important museums in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Museum The museum was built to honor the president and the first prime minister of Vietnam, … [Read more...]

HCM City exhibition focuses on Uncle Ho, armed forces

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An exhibition displaying hundreds of documents, objects and photos of late President Ho Chi Minh with the Vietnamese people's armed forces opened on Friday at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in HCM City. The exhibition is divided into three sections entitled "Uncle Ho – Father of the Vietnamese People's Armed Forces", "He is the Belief of Certain Victory", and "To Study and Work Following His Moral Example". … [Read more...]