|Visitors view photos at the exhibition to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at Cần Thơ City Museum. — VNA/VNS Photo Ánh Tuyết|
CẦN THƠ — The Cần Thơ City’s Museum in collaboration with Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has launched a photo exhibition to mark the 50th founding anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The exhibition displays 120 photos featuring the development of ASEAN in politics, the economy, social affairs and culture, taken by VNA photojournalists.
The works include images of important events marking the cooperation and development of the ASEAN community, such as the 34th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in Hà Nội in 2001, the 5th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime in Hà Nội in 2005, and the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila in April.
The showcase also features works reflecting Việt Nam’s economic and social achievements as well as culture.
Trần Việt Phường, director of the Cần Thơ City’s Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports, said at the exhibition’s opening ceremony on August 8 that the exhibit “offers a special opportunity to Cần Thơ’s people to learn more about the ASEAN community, as well as their people and culture.”
Another photo exhibition on President Hồ Chí Minh’s hometown opened at the museum on the same day.
The event also includes photos of the President’s childhood, life and career, as well as rare documents on the President’s visits to his homeland in Kim Liên Commune in Nghệ An Province.
The exhibition was organised by the Cần Thơ Museum and the Hồ Chí Minh Museum in Hà Nội to mark the 72nd anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).
The two exhibitions will close on September 30.
The museum also worked with An Giang Province’s museum to host a special exhibition on costumes and jewelry of the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta’s people.
The collection includes more than 300 photos and items such as traditional dresses, earrings, bracelets, necklets and rings from ethnic minority groups from Việt Nam and China.
The event ends on December 15 at the Cần Thơ Museum, 1 Hòa Bình Boulevard, Ninh Kiều District. — VNS