First private museum set up in Hue
|Researcher Tran Dinh Son poses for a photo by his antique collection at the first private museum in Thua Thien Hue Province. - File Photo
HUE — The first private museum in the central province of Thua Thien - Hue has been opened in downtown Hue. The museum is owned by researcher Tran Dinh Son, who is considered a leading expert in ceramic wares from the feudal dynasties of Ly, Tran, Le and Nguyen (early 11th century to mid-20th century). Son has amassed a large collection of ceramic antiques used to cook and store food that he has displayed at various exhibitions in and outside the country.
The museum's location, at 114 Mai Thuc Loan Street, used to be the private house of Tran Dinh Ba, a royal mandarin under the Nguyen Dynasty and also Son's great great grandfather.-VNS