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Ha Noi cultural exhibition focuses on General Giap

Update: April, 22/2014 - 10:08
The event is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, 1954.— VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI  (VNS) — Hundreds of fine art works featuring late General Vo Nguyen Giap will be displayed in an exhibition in downtown Ha Noi.

The event is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, 1954. The exhibition will be opened at 9.30am on April 27 at the Viet Nam Military History Museum, 28A, Dien Bien Phu Street.

It will include photos of the General by journalist Colonel Tran Hong and photographer Nguyen Dinh Toan; paintings by artists Mai Duy Linh, Dang Xuan Hung and Nguyen Van Tuan; and sculptures by artist Tran Van Thuc.

A set of six objects, including a gold-plated copper bust of the General; a badge with the General's image; and a cannon bullet shell carved with the image of the Dien Bien Phu battle by major general and writer Nguyen Chu Phac are among the key exhibits.

A portrait of General Giap made from 60,000 matches by artist Ngo Thi Thuc will also be on display.

On the opening day of the exhibition, the visitors will have a chance to talk with the soldiers who had fought in the battle and the participating artists.

The exhibition is also part of a project to introduce Viet Nam's Great Figures by the Circle Group, the Viet Nam History Science Association, the Viet Nam Military History Museum and Ha Noi UNESCO. — VNS


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