Tia Thuy Nguyen has become the first Vietnamese designer to have her artwork put on display as part of the prestigious art collection at the Château La Coste. The installation piece is titled the Silver Room and has a height of 16.2 metres, a width of 6 metres, and length of 14.9 metres. The artwork takes its inspiration from Rong houses located in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam. Designer Tia Thuy Nguyen spent a total of two years between 2016 and 2018 completing the artwork. It took her 10 months to gather the materials needed such as silver, stone, wood, and bamboo before being able to complete the room. Silver Room is a unique site-specific installation made from natural materials amid the hilltops of Aix en Provence in France. Every single part of the design has been tied together using rope, with no nails being used at all. At the centre of the room is a white quartz stone statue of Buddha. Through the exhibition, designer Tia Thuy Nguyen hopes to bring … [Read more...] about Silver Room by Tia Thuy Nguyen exhibited as part of French art collection
Speaking at the opening of the Vietnam Communist Party Central Committee’s conference on May 16, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong raised the question "What will our country be in 2045?" The question of the top leader of Vietnam is one of many that need to be addressed at the upcoming XIII Congress, for which the Central Executive Committee is preparing. If the Party and the people's will unite, the problem can be solved no matter how difficult it is. In this regard, the will of the Party is taking shape. But what about the people? There are hundreds of ideas. VietNamNet would like to introduce an article by Dr. Dinh Duc Sinh about this matter. By 2045, the country's name will still be the Socialist Republic of Vietnam In 1945, the August Revolution gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After 35 years, in 1980, the name of the country was changed to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the expectation of advancing rapidly, strongly and firmly … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam be in 2045?
A lacquer painting by master Painter Nguyen Gia Tri (1908-1993) – known as a national treasure – was damaged by improper cleaning carried out by a lacquer painter. Lacquer painting Vườn Xuân Trung Nam Băc (Spring Garden of North, Central and South) by Nguyen Gia Tri, which was damaged by improper cleaning by an inexperienced painter. Photo tienphong.vn The experts filed a report after examining the damaged painting. The work, titled Vườn Xuân Trung Nam Bắc (Spring Garden of North, Central and South), is kept at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum. “The damage was caused by rough object scratching the surface of the painting,” the report said. “The outer lacquer paint was spoilt, which led to the delicate joining between shadows of paint colours, egg shells and gold gilded areas on the painting.” The museum recently assigned HCM City artist Lưu Minh Phụng to restore the painting. Phụng, … [Read more...] about Lacquer masterpiece damaged by improper cleaning: experts
The first scientific findings of Sam vu diep (Panax bipinnatifidus Seem.) and Tam That hoang (Panax stipuleanatus H.Tsai et K.M.Feng) have laid the foundation for a new development of endemic species at Hoang Lien Mountains. Sam vu diep and Tam that hoang were discovered in 1964 in Lao Cai province. However, unlike China which has been intensifying the analysis and extraction of the chemical components of this plant, there have been very few such studies in Vietnam. The research on ‘developing sources of raw materials and creating products from two species of medicinal plants: Sam vu diep and Tam that hoang in the northwestern region’ was conducted by Ly, the National Institute of Medicinal Materials (MOH) and Nam Duoc Company. The research on ‘developing sources of raw materials and creating products from two species of medicinal plants: Sam vu diep and Tam that hoang in the northwestern region’ was conducted by Ly, the National Institute of Medicinal … [Read more...] about Identifying “chemical fingerprints” of herbs at Hoang Lien mountain range
Though it has a diverse medicinal ecosystem, Vietnam still finds it difficult developing its medicinal herb treasury. Vietnam not only has the famous Ngoc Linh ginseng in Quang Nam and Kon Tum provinces, but also sam day (Sipunculus nudus), sam cau (Curculigo orchioides), Dang sam (Codonopsis pilosula), Dan Sam (Salvia miltiorrhiza) and sam bo chinh (Abelmoschus sagittifolius), grown in many different provinces and cities. These include ginseng with saponin concentration in no way inferior to South Korea’s ginseng. A report released at a science conference on preserving and developing the medicinal herb area of Central Highlands and the southern part of southern region held in Da Nang on June 21 showed that there are more than 5,000 types of herbs in the area. The concept of ‘value chain’ and the role of leading enterprises in the herbal medicine industry has been mentioned at many workshops and events, but the preferences in the master plan on … [Read more...] about Vietnam not satisfied about medicinal herb preservation