« National treasures go on display », 05/01/2017, VietNamNet
16 national treasures will be displayed for the first time at the National Museum of Vietnamese History.
The items were recognised as national treasures due to their special cultural and historical value following an appraisal report of the National Council for Cultural Heritage.
The exhibits include a Ngoc Lu bronze drum related to the Dong Son culture dating back up to 2,500 years ago. It is the most beautiful and intact drum of its type yet discovered and was recognised as a national treasure in 2012.
Other exhibited items include a Dao Thinh bronze jar from the Dong Son culture that dates back 2,500 years, a Dong Son statue depicting two men playing pan pipes dating to around 700 BC, and a large Dong Son bronze lamp in the form of a kneeling person, dating back to around 200 AD.
A Viet Khe boat tomb, a bell from Van Ban Pagoda, an 11th century Le Dynasty stele from Nam Giao Temple and a bronze royal stamp from the 12th century Tran Dynasty are also on display.
Other national treasures include the Prison Diary, a 1927 book entitled Revolutionary Road by Ho Chi Minh, and the handwritten draft of President Ho Chi Minh’s appeal to the nation for a resistance war written in late 1946.
The exhibition will run until May.
Voir : http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainment/170710/national-treasures-go-on-display.html
Exhibition : « Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia », 7 March – 4 June 2017, Asia Society, New York
This exhibition brings the precious contents of a shipwreck discovered off Belitung Island in the Java Sea to American audiences for the first time. The remarkable cargo of spice-filled jars and all together more than 60,000 ceramics produced in China during the Tang dynasty (618–907), plus luxury items of gold and silver, was bound for Iran and Iraq. Selected objects illustrate the story of the active exchange of goods, ideas, and culture in Asia more than one thousand years ago. The exhibition will bring to light how this discovery—one of the most important archaeological revelations of the twentieth century—has changed the way we understand ninth-century Asia.
Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Trade in Early Asia is jointly organized with the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. Objects are from the Khoo Teck Puat Gallery, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. The Tang Shipwreck Collection was made possible by the generous donation of the Estate of Khoo Teck Puat in honor of the Late Khoo Teck Puat.
Voir un échantillon des objets exposés : http://asiasociety.org/new-york/exhibitions/secrets-sea-tang-shipwreck-and-early-trade-asia#!artworks