28.03.2013 - UNESCO Office in Ha Noi

Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture launches "Our Common Heritage" exhibition


Da Nang, Viet Nam, 28 March 2013 - The sub-regional exhibition “Our Common Heritage: Exploring the World Heritage Sites of Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam” was inaugurated today at the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture. It will be open to the public until March 2014.

The exhibit is the result of collaboration in the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust project “Revitalising World Heritage Site Museums for a Better Interpretation of Living Heritage Sites in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam” involving nine site museums in connection to six World Heritage sites: Angkor, Preah Vihear, Vat Phou, My Son, Ho Citadel and Thang Long Citadel.

The thematic photo-and-text exhibition has been developed by staff from the participating institutions and with the support of experienced curators and experts in cultural heritage conservation and communication. The beauty and values of World Heritage in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam are expressed vividly through 22 panels and objects on display.

The exhibition highlights not only the value of the heritage itself but also interaction with nature, socio-economic exchanges and shared historical and cultural traits among the three neighbouring nations in ancient Southeast Asia. This is part of a series of events to mark the 40th year of the World Heritage Convention (1972-2012).

Participation of the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture in this sub-regional exhibition proves its important role as a site museum of My Son World Heritage site.

UNESCO is also supporting the Museum to develop an education programme throughout 2013, open free of charge to all students from local primary and secondary schools.

The Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture is located at: No. 2, 2/9 Street, Da Nang City.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Nguyen Duc Tang
National Programme Officer in Culture
UNESCO Ha Noi office
Email: nd.tang(at)unesco.org

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