CULTURE Updated at 10:36:36 10/11/2019  (Views:  864 )

Binh Thuan citizen presented over 13,000 antique specimens to various units nationwide

BTO – Nguyen Ngoc An, 1975, residing in Mui Ne ward (Phan Thiet city) joined a gift-giving ceremony and offered over 700 relics and historical and cultural antiquities to Dac Nong Museum on October 9th. This is the 26th time that Mr.An presented precious antiquities to the museums, Cham cultural research centres, universities across the country with a total of over 13,000 specimens. In 2019 alone, Mr.An has donated over 6,000 artifact collections to 13 units, including: Binh Thuan Cham cultural research center, Ninh Thuan Cham cultural research center, Museums of Binh Thuan, Ben Tre, and Can Tho.

Mr. Tran Ngoc An and his donated specimens

Over the past 28 years, Mr. An has been researching and collecting a great inheritance of antiquities over the periods of history. A majority of his specimens were brought from many localities to his home. Besides the offered-items, he has a showroom with over 40,000 items.

The grants aim to promote the share-giving culture of the Vietnamese people to the world, helping to backup materials for the museums across the country. It also helps the young generations can learn more about the old-age culture and tradition.

Such donations are recorded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and The Vietnam Cultural heritage Association by giving him 2 campaign medals for “the course of cultural heritages” and many credits from many nationwide cities/provinces’ People’s Committees.

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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