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Opening of the Exhibition "From Musée Khai Dinh to Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities"

TTH.VN - Marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of Musée Khai Dinh - Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities (August 24, 1923 - August 24, 2023), on the afternoon of August 24th, Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities in collaboration with the National Museum of History organized an exhibition at Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, showcasing the treasures of Emperor Khai Dinh - the one who contributed to the "birth" of the museum. In attendance was Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Permanent Deputy Secretary Phan Ngoc Tho.

Artifacts donated to Hue Royal Antiquities Museum

 The artifacts introduced to the public in this exhibition are representative items from the Khai Dinh era

The 100 artifacts presented to the public in this exhibition are representative items from the era of Khai Dinh – the 12th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. The selected artifacts come from the collections of the National History Museum and Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities.

With a richness of materials (gold, silver, gemstones, ivory, ceramics, fabric, paper); diversity in types and functions, ranging from symbolic treasures representing royal authority – seals, swords, thrones, royal decrees – to religious items, altars, and decorations, even objects related to the solemn ritual of rewarding ceremonies...

Notably, among them are the royal jewels and gemstone ornaments. During his 10-year reign (1916 - 1925), Emperor Khai Dinh had 12 sets of royal jewels and gemstone ornaments. Symbolizing imperial power, the treasures of Emperor Khai Dinh also include the "An Dan Bao Kiem" sword, crafted from various materials such as gold, steel, glass, and iron...

 Viewing imperial artifacts on display at the exhibition

Most of these artifacts were produced and crafted in the royal workshops to serve the emperor, royal family, and the court; others were commissioned from foreign countries (mainly China, France, and England) with specific marks and hallmarks.

The exhibition, apart from honoring the emperor's contribution to founding Musee Khai Dinh - Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, also acknowledges the efforts of generations of museum professionals in collecting, conserving, and promoting the values of the Nguyen Dynasty's cultural heritage in general.

The exhibition will take place from August 24th to November 23rd, 2023, at Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, 3 Le Truc Street, Dong Ba Ward, Hue City.

By LIEN MINH
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