Vietnam and Singapore will promote cultural
heritage cooperation for the 2007-2012 period by increasing cultural
exchanges, jointly organising exhibitions and exchanging expertise in the
collection and preservation of cultural heritage.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed
on April 9, by Dang Van Bai, Director of the Department of National Cultural
Heritage of the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture and Information, and Michael
Koh, Chief Executive Officer of the National Heritage Board of the
Singaporean Ministry of Information, Communications and Arts.
Under the nine-article MoU, Singapore’s National
Heritage Board will introduce Vietnamese culture at its museums to mark the
35th anniversary of the establishment of Vietnam-Singapore diplomatic ties
Vietnam’s historical objects will be displayed
at the Asian Civilisations Museum and its contemporary and modern art at the
Singapore Arts Museum.
Vietnam’s heritage stamps will be exhibited at
the Singapore Philatelic Museum while its films will be screened at
Singapore’s Museum of Cinematography.
In July 2007, directors of Vietnamese museums
will also be invited to a national seminar on Singaporean museums.
Vietnam attaches great importance to the
preservation and introduction of its culture and heritage to foreign friends
as well as cultural exchanges with countries worldwide, said Bai.
“Singapore has a lot to teach us about how to
preserve and utilise its culture for tourism development,” he added. (VNA)
Reprinted with permission from Nhan Dan Newspaper