INDOCHINA FINE ARTS WORKS AT THE HANOI MUSEUM

27/03/2024 - 09:16:27

Fine Art, originating in prehistoric and early historical times, has always closely followed the nation's building and national defence process. Fine Art is one of the first art disciplines that prove the nation's cultural heritage, such as the carvings on the cliffs of Dong Noi cave over 10,000 years ago, belonging to the Hoa Binh culture and the carvings on bronze drums belonging to the Dong Son culture (especially the Ngoc Lu bronze drums) dating back 2500 -2000 years.

THE OPENING CEREMONY OF THE EXHIBITIONS TO CELEBRATE THE CENTRAL PARTY OF VIETNAM AND THE YEAR OF THE DRAGON 2024

26/03/2024 - 15:10:30

On the occasion of the 74th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3, 1930) and the Lunar New Year, Hanoi Museum opened two exhibitions and held many other activities on February 1, 2024.

AN DONG ENTRY TABLET - A UNIQUE ARTEFACT IN THE LE DYNASTY ANTIQUES COLLECTION DISCOVERED AT NGOC KHANH, BA DINH, HANOI

12/03/2024 - 11:32:45

A Summoning Tablet is the common name for a group of unique items issued by the royalty during the Le Dynasty; there are different tablet classifications depending on the material used to make the Tablet: Kim bai (gold Tablet), Ngan bai (silver Tablet), Moc bai (wooden Tablet), Thach bai (stone Tablet). Each Tablet within a tablet classification has a different function: Tin bai (token Tablet) and Lenh bai (task assignment Tablet).

THE ANCIENT SEAL OF THE HONG DUC PERIOD

08/01/2024 - 09:56:21

The Hanoi Museum is preserving an ancient seal with the registration number BTHN 10305 - the seal is made of bronze and is still relatively intact. The bronze seal, which measures 10 centimetres tall and weighs 0.7 kilograms, consists of the knob, base, and face. Each side of the face is 7.5 centimetres long.

ARCHITECTURE OF THE HEADQUARTERS OF THE INDOCHINA BANK IN HANOI THROUGH ARCHIVED DOCUMENTS

08/01/2024 - 09:32:38

In 1885, in Paris - France, the Indochina Bank was established with the exclusive role of printing money in Indochina, providing finance for foreign trade and supporting business activities in all fields. Indochina Bank opened its Headquarters in Hanoi in 1887 in a house on Jules Ferry Street (now Hang Trong Street), but this location does not befit the status of a financial authority. Construction started on the new headquarters in Courbet Avenue (now Ly Thai To Street) on an area of 3150m2 and was completed in 1931.

THE ART OF MAKING IMPERIAL EDICT PAPER IN HANOI - A TRADITIONAL CRAFT TO BE RESTORED AND PRESERVED

20/12/2023 - 10:21:32

Nghia Do Village is located on the right bank of the To Lich River and consists of four hamlets: Tien Thuong (also known as Xom Tan), Van Long (also known as Lang Dau), Yen Phu (also known as An Phu), and Trung Nha (also known as Lang Nghe). The village specializes in the production of paper for Imperial edicts (giay nghe). Together with Yen Thai Village, Dong Xa Village, and Ho Khau Village, they form a cluster of paper-making villages. Nghia Do was formerly part of Tu Liem District, Ha Dong Province, but now it is Nghia Do Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi. In the past, the villagers mainly relied on weaving and paper-making as their livelihoods, while rice fields were leased to tenant farmers.

ASEAN’S UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK CONFERENCE IN HANOI

12/12/2023 - 16:00:35

The ASEAN’s UNESCO Creative Cities Network Conference took place at Hanoi Museum on November 18, as part of the Hanoi Creative Design Festival 2023, with a focus on Urban Regeneration and Sustainable Development.

SUNG SAM CAVE

04/12/2023 - 09:20:40

In March 1974, professor Tran Quoc Vuong, a lecturer in the history department of the University of Hanoi (now University of Social Sciences and Humanities), visited the Huong Son relic site and accidentally saw traces showing the presence of primitive humans in the area. Exploring with the local people, Professor Tran Quoc Vuong discovered the site of Sung Sam cave, a relic that is still relatively intact and does not have any architectural works built in the later stage. The Sung Sam site was officially excavated by archaeologists in the early days of the festival season, March 1975.

THE STRUCTURE OF SƠN TÂY CITADEL THROUGH ANCIENT DOCUMENTS

22/11/2023 - 11:02:15

According to the book "Đại Nam Nhất Thống Chí, during the Lê Trung Hưng dynasty, the Lê-Trịnh government already constructed the Sơn Tây citadel. Its location was in La Phẩm commune, Tiên Phong district, Quảng Oai prefecture (now part of Tản Hồng commune, Ba Vì district). Around the reign of Cảnh Hưng (1740-1786), to avoid floods, the citadel was relocated to Mông Phụ commune, Phúc Thọ district, Quốc Oai prefecture (now part of Đường Lâm commune, Sơn Tây town). In the early years of Gia Long's reign of the Nguyễn dynasty, the Sơn Tây citadel remained in its original position. In the third year of Minh Mạng's reign (1822), the citadel was moved to the locations of two communes, Thuần Nghệ and Mai Trai, which are now situated in the center of present-day Sơn Tây town, including the Quang Trung, Ngô Quyền, and Lê Lợi wards.

LION - NGHÊ IN THE ESSENCE OF VIETNAMESE ARTISTIC REPRESENTATION OF MYTHICAL CREATURES

12/11/2023 - 09:29:20

The lion originally symbolizes a Buddhist mythological creature. According to Buddhist mythology, the lion was one of the past lives of the Buddha. The strength of the lion represents the power of the Buddha, and the Buddha's teachings are likened to the roar of a lion, known as the "Lion's roar." The seated posture of the Buddha is referred to as the "Lion's seat".

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