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First private antique museum in Vietnam
  • By Thai Ba | dtinews.vn | June 10, 2014 05:24 AM
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A man in Thanh Hoa Province has used his own funds to build the first private antique museum in Vietnam, which displays thousands of items, some dating back thousands of years.

 

Main antiques belonging to Dong Son Culture

Set up in September 2011, the pieces at Hoang Long Museum were acquired with the funds of Hoang Van Thong of Thanh Hoa City.

The museum is located in Doi Cung Street in Thanh Hoa City. Over 16,000 antiques are on display, most from the Dong Son culture.

Dong Son drums

The main exhibition area currently houses over 6,000 antiques, including 830 clearly attributable to the to Ly, Tran, Le and Nguyen Dynasties.

The items range from cultivation tools and bronze swords to potteries products.

 Ancient pottery dates back  2,000 years



Bronze swords

Arguably, the most prominent parts of the collection are the exhibition of Dong Son bronze drums from 2,500 years ago and collection of bronze mirrors from the Han Dynasty from the first through third centuries.

The museum owner, Thong, said, “I decided to build this museum because of my great love of antiques and my aversion to see them as material assets. I used my own money to collect these items from across the country to preserve our culture."

Antiques

He noted that he is facing difficulties in curating and preserving the antiques due to the limited space.

“I’m speeding up the construction of a new museum with more space,” he added.

 Những chiếc trống đồng biểu mẫu được tìm thấy ở Thanh Hóa.
Bronze drums in Thanh Hoa Province

 Những chiếc trống đồng biểu mẫu được tìm thấy ở Thanh Hóa.
Precious jewels
 Bát, đĩa, bình, vò… gốm tráng men từ các đời Lý, Trần, Nguyễn trưng bày trong bảo tàng.
Pottery belong to Ly, Tran and Nguyen Dynasties
 Bát, đĩa, bình, vò… gốm tráng men từ các đời Lý, Trần, Nguyễn trưng bày trong bảo tàng.

Largest bronze drum in Vietnam

Visitors at the museum
 Bát, đĩa, bình, vò… gốm tráng men từ các đời Lý, Trần, Nguyễn trưng bày trong bảo tàng.
The museum attracts hundreds of visitors daily 

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