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Rural youth learn history via mobile museum exhibits

Update: June, 05/2016 - 20:40

By Thu Anh

HCM City museums are taking to the road this summer, with mobile exhibitions that aim to offer young people an entertaining alternative to online games and videos.   

The Museum of Southern Vietnamese Women and its partner, Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province Museum, have staged a show of photographs and paintings, as well as documents and objects featuring Vietnamese women and their contributions in different eras.

“Our shows highlight female soldiers and heroines who fought during the French and American wars,” says museum guide Nguyễn Thị Mỹ Nga. “We hope to provide youth knowledge about our country’s history and older generations, and their contributions to the nation.”   

Trần Thị Thủy, a sixth-grade student from Đồng Nai Province, says her class plans to visit the War Remnants Museum in HCM City this month.

“We’ll have a chance to see images of national heroines such as Nguyễn Thị Định and Nguyễn Thị Út, who sacrificed their life for the country’s independence.”

The War Remnants Museum this summer is taking two photo exhibitions called "Memories of War" to people living in southern provinces.

"Bringing museums to the public, particularly rural people is our goal," said Nguyễn Thị Xinh, director of Hồ Chí Minh Museum’s branch in HCM City.

Xinh’s museum has worked closely with schools and universities in the city and other provinces to organise mobile showcases of documentaries, images, and artefacts; providing visitors with a deeper understanding of the country’s history and people.

Members of Xinh’s staff have toured the region, visiting rural areas in Trà Vinh, Sóc Trăng, Bến Tre, Tiền Giang, Vĩnh Long and Lâm Đồng.

Images and documents about the life and revolutionary career of President Hồ Chí Minh are part of their mobile exhibitions.

"Our staff has also created special programmes to attract primary and secondary school students who like learning history through tangible objects, instead of reading about facts and figures in books," Xinh says. VNS


















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