Collector to donate precious prints
Thai collector of Vietnamese paintings, Tira Vanichtheeranont, is offering to donate autographed prints of a portrait of legendary painter To Ngoc Van sketched by his eminent student Le Lam.
Clayflower craft is beginning to bloom
Former journalist Nguyen Thi Huong Thuy traded in her life writing news to pursue her true passion: the Japanese art of making clayflowers. She travelled the country to perfect her trade and has become one of Viet Nam's leading exponents. Thanh Nguyen and An Vu report.
Modern rice paintings grain a following
Vietnamese rice has gained a new lease on life thanks to rice paintings researched and developed by a young girl from Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.
‘Bamboo witch' creates spellbinding statues
Born and raised in Dong Khoi city, Vien's choice to become a bamboo craftsman came as an unexpected surprise to his parents, both famous for their tailoring. No matter how peculiar, his connection to this plant runs deep.
Sculptors Pham Bao Son, Doan Huu Nga, Tran An, Hoang Mai Hiep, Pham Van Tuan, Luong Trinh and Phan Van Huong will open a joint exhibition called Seven on Sunday at 6pm.
A photo exhibition featuring 100 colour and black and white stills of Da Nang City's 10-year development has opened on the Han River bank.
Painter, kung-fu master team up for art
The first joint exhibition by two close friends, painter Phuong Vu Manh and martial arts instructor Nguyen Hac Long, is now open in Ha Noi, portraying both similar and different opinions that they have on life, through 24 oil paintings.
Craftsman shows art through the looking glass
After leaving the army in 1990, Tuan's love for painting stayed strongly in his heart. During the day he worked at his new job at Hai Duong rice mill while at night he spent his time painting.
Vietnamese art goes on show in Venice
An exhibition of lacquer paintings by Vietnamese artists opened in Venice on Tuesday as a part of Vietnamese Cultural Days programme.
Artisan inspires paper flower revival
Than Van Huy has trained 30 young girls in his village to make paper lotus flowers in an attempt to revive the traditional craft in Hue's Thanh Tien Village.
Twenty-three countries and territories have confirmed art troupes will perform in the Hue Festival next year.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.