HCM City’s museums are offering online displays and tours as part of their effort to develop business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo courtesy of HCM City Museum of Vietnamese History) HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City ’s museums are offering online exhibitions and virtual tours as part of their effort to develop business amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ao Dai Museum in Thu Duc city has launched a special exhibition programme called Ao dai (Vietnamese traditional dress) on its fanpage. The programme offers online displays featuring long robe designs in different periods dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries. Special collections of long robes belonging to political, cultural and artistic stalwarts like war heroine Nguyen Thi Dinh, the first woman major general in the Vietnam People's Army, former deputy president Nguyen Thi Binh, and Trinh Thi Hoa, former director of the HCM City History Museum, are included. The programme’s highlighted display … [Read more...] about HCM City’s museums launch online exhibitions
YouTubers can make money if they have one million or more followers. Can theatres and art troupes do this? Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung This was the question raised by Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung at a forum on "The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and the drastic actions by the culture, sports and tourism sector". Le Minh Tuan, Deputy Head of the Department of Performing Arts, said the pandemic has become so serious that it has gone beyond a traditional crisis. It has posed challenges to the performing arts. However, the agency has changed the way of thinking and approach in performing art works. It has encouraged art troupes across the country to arrange and perform art programs with attractive content, eye-catching design and reasonable duration on technological platforms, such as YouTube and other social networks to attract a large audience. The head of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) recognized … [Read more...] about Can Vietnamese theatres make money online?
The event was jointly organized by the Department of Culture and Sports of Ho Chi Minh City, the Association of Vietnamese Scientists and Experts (AVSE Global) and the Trinh Cong Son Fund. Addressing the event, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, who is also Head of the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control, highly evaluated the initiative to organize the program, saying that it contributes to promoting the great national unity. The Party and State always appreciate spiritual and material contributions of Vietnamese people around the world to help the country effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, he said. PM Chinh stressed that the Party and State will continue their high political determination, great efforts and drastic actions with appropriate solutions to adapt safely and flexibly to and effectively control the pandemic and promote socio-economic economic development. Within the framework of the program, video clips reflecting artists’ … [Read more...] about Art program promotes great national unity in fighting COVID-19
Vietnam Film Week is aimed at introducing to international friends Vietnamese culture and people through unique meaningful cinematographic works. Seven typical films of Vietnamese cinema will be selected by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, dubbed or subtitled in English, and sent to the World EXPO 2020 Dubai for evaluation before being widely screened at the event. The poster for the recently emerging Vietnamese film entitled ‘Dad, I’m sorry!’ by directors Ba Sang and Tran Thanh According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam Film Week EXPO 2020 Dubai will take place within the framework of the World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai, held in the United Arab Emirates. The film week will run from December 30, 2021, to January 5, 2022. The opening ceremony will take place on December 30. Vietnam Film Week EXPO 2020 Dubai aims to introduce to international friends the unique works of Vietnamese cinema; promoting Vietnam’s film industry; … [Read more...] about Vietnamese films will be screened at World Exhibition EXPO 2020 Dubai
Preparation, communication, and execution will be key for the success of any tourism revival efforts in Vietnam, according to foreign experts. The northern province of Quang Ninh has reopened its door to domestic visitors after 84 days without any new locally Covid-19 infected cases. The move is seen as a start marking the recovery of the country's tourism service after Quang Ninh Province has completed the delivery of the first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine to all the residents while preparing the second jab program, which will be conducted soon. It will also be a steppingstone to helping the country welcome visitors from foreign countries in the future. According to Secretary of the Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Ky, the province has planned to welcome back domestic visitors from other localities without reporting local transmissions within 14 days, in the last two months of this year. They are required to be fully vaccinated and take PCR tests 48 hours … [Read more...] about Vietnam to gradually reopen tourism
The Dayton Literary Prize for Peace 2021 has honoured Nguyen Phan Que Mai, a female Vietnamese writer, for her work titled The Mountains Sing. Vietnamese writer Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Mai surpassed many other authors who have previously won prestigious awards such as Pulitzers and Bookers, to receive second prize for her novel in the fiction category of the competition. The Mountains Sing is a story about historical events through the perspective of members of four generations of the Tran family. The book not only clearly depicts the pain of loss and separation brought about by war, but it praises family love, the value of hope, and forgiveness. Since its original publication back in March 2020, the novel has been translated into 10 languages and gone on to win six international awards. Mai revealed that she aims to introduce some of the cultural traditions of Vietnamese people in order to help global readers gain greater insights into the nation’s … [Read more...] about Vietnamese writer wins Dayton Literary Prize for Peace 2021