Woodblocks from Nguyen dynasty on show

VietNamNet Bridge – Woodblocks from the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), which have been recognised as World Documentary Heritage by UNESCO, will be on display at Temple of Literature from August 26.



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A woodblock from the Nguyen dynasty kept at the Centre of National Archive IV in Da Lat City in Lam Dong Province. Three woodblocks, which have been recognised as World Documentary Heritage by UNESCO, will be on display at Temple of Literature from Saturday. — Photo sggp.org.vn


The display is part of an exhibition on the topic: Access the World’s Documentary Heritage through the Nguyen Dynasty’s Documentary Heritage.

The exhibition will present three woodblocks of the Nguyen dynasty which helped to record official literature and history as well as classic and historical books. The exhibition will also present tens of woodblock printings, the Nguyen kings’ administrative documents, poems and parallel sentences carved on architectural building in the Hue Imperial City.

The display will open until September 26. Entrance fee: VND30,000. 

VNS

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