|Polish architet Kazik (centre) poses with his friends in Hội An ancient town. — Photo dantri.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — A head statue of Polish archaeologist and architect Kazimierz Kwiatkowski, known as ‘Kazik’ (1944-1997), who significantly contributed to preserving many Vietnamese heritages, was presented to the Relics Preservation Institute of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday.
The terracotta statue was created by Vietnamese sculptor Phạm Văn Hạng.
According to director of the institute Hoàng Đạo Cương, the event aims to commemorate Kasik’s contribution to Viet Nam as a relics restoring specialist.
Kazik came to Việt Nam and embarked on the preservation and restoration of Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary in 1980 when the towers within the relic site were in urgent need of protection. After his funds ran out, he returned to Poland and raised money to expand the project at the site which is now recognised as world cultural heritage.
He also contributed to making the Complex of Huế Monuments into world cultural heritage, and the preserving of Hội An Ancient Town in the central province of Quảng Nam
The Polish architect lived in Việt Nam for 16 years, and passed away in the country in 1997.
A statue of Kazik was installed in a park named after him on Trần Phú Street, Hội An in 2017 to mark his 20th death anniversary. — VNS
|The terra-cotta statue of Polish architet Kazik, created by renowned Vietnamese sculptor Phạm Văn Hạng, was presented to Relics Preservation Institute, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday. — Photo xaluan.com|