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Australia supports capacity-building for Vietnamese museums

The Australian experts shared their expertise in exhibition display, especially temporary and travelling exhibitions, as well as communication planning and communication strategy development for museums. The workshop, which featured many practical exercises, generated in-depth discussion and interaction between the speakers and participants, and helped enhance the skills, knowledge and networks of Vietnamese museum practitioners.

“Exhibition display and museum communications are all essential to modern museum life. The workshops addressed a great and urgent need among Vietnamese museums which are undergoing a renewal process. We would like to thank the Australian Embassy and the National Museum of Australia for their practical support,” said Prof. Dr. VoQuang Trong, Director of the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology.

“We are very proud to support capacity-building for Vietnamese museums and pleased to witness the increased cooperation and partnerships between Australia and Viet Nam in this field,” said Australian Chargé d’Affaires Mr Layton Pike.

Nearly 40 representatives from northern and central province museums, and 35 representatives from southern province museums participated in the National Museum of Australia’s workshops in Ha Noi on June 21-22 and Ho Chi Minh City on June 23-24, 2016.

The Australian Government thanks its co-hosts — the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology and the War Remnants Museum for their support in delivering these successful two-day workshops.

By Thuy Dung

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