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|Visitors to the exhibition on Buddhist cultural heritages at the HCMC General Science Library - Photo: Uyen Vien|
The exhibition, organized by the Vietnamese Buddhist Research Institute, Vietnam Religion Research Institute and Vietnam Institute of Social Science Research, displays about 1,000 antiques of Buddhist culture. Antiques are arranged into three themes: collection of stales of Nguyen Dynasty, ceramics in Nguyen Dynasty made in China and Buddhist culture and fine arts throughout history.
Sub-institute of the Central Cultural Art Studies in Hue City and three collectors Tran Dinh Son, Nguyen Thanh Giang in HCMC and Truong Ngoc Tuong in Tien Giang Province contribute antiques to the show.
The highlight among works are antiques that Nguyen kings ordered Chinese artisans to make with patterns of Vietnam’s landscapes and royal poems and literature on tea pots, bowls or plates used in imperial places.
The organizers also use this occasion to hold a workshop called ‘Lord-Bodhisattva Nguyen Phuc Chu and career of expanding and developing the country’ with the participation of 72 experts in history, culture and Buddhist research around the country.
The exhibition runs until August 28 at the library, 69 Ly Tu Trong Street in HCMC’s District 1.