HCM CITY (VNS) — The French Institute in HCM City will organise a conference called Emperor Ham Nghi's Exile (1871-1944): the World of An Artist at the General Sciences Library in HCM City today.
Amandine Dabat, a PhD student at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and a descendant of the emperor, will speak at the event.
Ham Nghi (born Nguyen Phuc Ung Lich) was the eighth emperor of the Nguyen dynasty.
"The practice of art in the context of his exile was an opportunity for him to maintain links with Indochina," a release from the organisers says.
"It was an area of freedom in which he could freely express his attachment to his native country.
"The purpose of the conference is to present the work of the emperor, still unknown, and the outlines of his journey to art during his exile."
The conference will be in French and interpreted into Vietnamese. — VNS