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Son to open museum in honour of late father

Update: November, 27/2014 - 09:45
Dr. Nguyen Van Huy. — Photo baodaidoanket
HA NOI B (VNS)  — A Ha Noi citizen plans to create a private museum in honour of his late father, Professor Dr. Nguyen Van Huyen.

Under a decision by the municipal People's Committee, the museum, located in Kim Chung Commune, Hoai Duc District, will be operated by his son, Dr. Nguyen Van Huy, former director of Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology.

It aims to present materials and objects demonstrating the life and career of the late professor.

Born on the outskirts of Ha Noi in the district of Hoai Duc, Huyen (1905-75) was an historian, ethnologist, educator, and cultural researcher.

As education minister for the nation, he served a record 28 years.

He received Ho Chi Minh Awards in social science and humanities and the Independence Order, First Class. The road on which the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology is located is called Nguyen Van Huyen. — VNS

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