07.05.2014 - UNESCO Office in Hanoi

Capacity Building Programme on Community-Based Exhibitions and Joint Exhibition on LGBT Rights


Ha Noi, 6 May 2014 – The project will enable cooperation between museums, NGOs and LGBT civil society associations to strengthen collaboration in order to foster community-based exhibition production, education programme development, contemporary collection, and marketing and communication strategies.

Today, UNESCO inaugurated the “Capacity Building Programme on Community-Based Exhibitions: Unstraight Perspectives Ha Noi/Göteborg” in collaboration with the Unstraight Museum (Stockholm), the World Culture Museum (Göteborg) and Ha Noi University of Culture, with financial support from the Swedish Institute.

The programme is expected to result in a joint exhibition, providing insights into the history and life of LGBT people in the cities of Ha Noi, Viet Nam and Göteborg, Sweden. The programme is also anticipated to strengthen public awareness, contributing to the promotion of gender equality, social inclusion and diversity in Viet Nam.

The programme includes three intensive training courses in Ha Noi and a one-week study tour for selected participants in Sweden. It will conclude in late December with a joint exhibition at Ha Noi University of Culture.

The first training programme takes place in May 2014 and involves 20 Vietnamese participants coming from Ha Noi University of Culture, three national museums (the Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam’s Ethnic Groups, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum), and the Vietnamese NGOs iSEE, CSAGA and CCIHP. Participants will learn about contemporary collection, how to work with existing collections and reinterpret them from different perspectives, storytelling, curating exhibitions and working with target groups in different ages.

The opening ceremony of the training was attended by delegates from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Swedish Embassy in Ha Noi and directors of national museums and NGOs.



For more information, please contact:

Nguyen Duc Tang

Culture Programme Officer

UNESCO Office in Ha Noi

23, Cao Ba Quat, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

Email: nd.tang(at)unesco.org

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