More than cash: A talk on the history of Vietnamese money will be held on Hà Nội on Sunday.
Viet Nam News
The Friends of Vietnam Heritage’s cultural series will continue on Sunday with a presentation by Hồ Trọng Minh, a banknote designer, who was only 29 when he created the widely used VNĐ500,000 note. He was also the first to document and consolidate information on Vietnamese paper money.
Sunday’s event will be a chance to listen to and chat with Minh about his passion. They can learn how money in Việt Nam arose, what the symbols mean, the structure and artistic requirements of the designs and what the essential elements are when designing a new note.
Minh used to work for the State Bank of Việt Nam, and is now a lecturer on graphic design at the Fine Arts University. He is also completing his thesis and a book on the history of Vietnamese paper money.
People will be able to learn how Vietnamese coins and notes arose in ancient times. They will also find that banknotes give an insight into Việt Nam’s history and society. The workshop will start at 3pm at N Square, 51 Tô Ngọc Vân Street, Tây Hồ District.
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