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10/01/2023 - 15:51

Continuing the cooperation in collecting and researching about Emperor Ham Nghi

On the morning of January 9, Dr. Amandine Dabat, the 5th generation descendant of Emperor Ham Nghi and also a researcher of this Emperor, had a working session with Hue Monuments Conservation Center.

Mr. Hoang Viet Trung, Director of Hue Monuments Conservation Center, presented books about the Nguyen Dynasty to Dr. Amandine Dabat

Dr. Amandine Dabat expressed her joy when returning to Hue and attending the opening ceremony of the exhibition space about Emperor Ham Nghi on the 80th death anniversary of this Emperor (1944 - 2023).

“This is the first time Emperor Ham Nghi’s artworks have been exhibited in Hue. I am very pleased and happy to bring them to the exhibition held in the Emperor's motherland. This is an achievement after a very short time working with Hue Monuments Conservation Center,” said Dr. Amandine Dabat.

In the coming time, Dr. Amandine Dabat will continue to cooperate with Hue Monuments Conservation Center in collecting, researching and introducing about the life and career of Emperor Ham Nghi.

She also visited Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities and the Duyet Thi Duong Theater, the venue of an exhibition about Emperor Ham Nghi. Her talk about the Emperor's life and artistic career took place on January 10.

On the occasion of returning to Hue, Dr. Amandine Dabat will also have a talk with students at the French Institute in Hue, scheduled on the afternoon of January 11; pay a visit to Tan So citadel in Quang Tri Province and to Le Ba Dang Memory Space, etc.

Dr. Amandine Dabat is the great-granddaughter of Princess Nhu Ly (a daughter of Emperor Ham Nghi). She holds a Ph.D. degree in art history (Sorbonne University), and a master degree in Vietnamese studies (University of Paris - Diderot). In 2015, she successfully defended her doctoral thesis at the National Institute of Art History (Paris), with a dissertation related to Emperor Ham Nghi: “Ham Nghi: Emperor in exile, artist in Algiers”.

By Minh Hien