Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People

The collection of carpets, hand-painted vases, carved and enameled bronze plates, and nearly 70 photographs at the exhibition called “Iranian Art Heritage - the cradle of civilization” helps visitors understand the traditions of Iran and promotes cultural exchanges between Iran and Vietnam.
July 14, 2022 | 19:02
Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Delegates attended the opening ceremony of the exhibition. (Photo: Anh Son)

The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran coordinated with Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology to hold the "Iranian Art Heritage, the Cradle of Civilization" exhibition in Hanoi on July 13.

The opening ceremony welcomed Pham Quang Hieu, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga, President of Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations, Dang Xuan Thanh, Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, Nguyen Van Pha, Chairman of the Vietnam - Iran Friendship Association and representatives of diplomatic missions and people who are interested in art and Iranian culture.

Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Ali Akbar Nazari, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran shared information about the exhibition (Photo: Hai An)

Ali Akbar Nazari, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran said: "The exhibition is held at the time the two countries are looking forward to the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations in 2023."

The exhibition aims to give visitors a better understanding of Iran’s art heritage, and the richness of the traditional Iranian culture. It also promotes the cultural exchanges between Iran and Vietnam, which a harmonious combination of valuable handicrafts and photographs collected from different parts of Iran.

Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu spoke at the ceremony (Photo: Hai An).

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Quang Hieu said the saying "A picture is worth more than a thousand words" perfectly described his feeling when attending the event.

"The photographs and handicrafts displayed at the exhibition tell the unique story of historical events, customs and unique culture of the Iranian people stretching back to the 6th century BC to the modern day,” said the Deputy Minister.

He believes that the exhibition will help Vietnamese people have a new and more intuitive perspective on the brilliant Persian civilization, the land of the thrilling stories of Sheherazade, with whom many generations of Vietnamese are familiar.

Hieu hopes that in the coming time, the two countries will have more activities to promote and exchange culture and art, thereby increasing mutual understanding and bringing the two peoples closer.

The exhibition will be open from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm every day except Monday, from July 13 to July 31, 2022, at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Nghia Do Ward, Cau Giay District, Hanoi).

Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Iranian Ambassador Ali Akbar Nazari introduced the exquisite handicrafts of Iran to the President of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations Nguyen Phuong Nga (Photo: Anh Son).
Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Persian carpets attract the attention of many visitors (Photo: Hai An).
Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Persian carpets are sophisticatedly hand-woven (Photo: Anh Son).
Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Utensils inlaid with turquoise stone (Photo: Hai An).
Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Visitors admire the hand-painted bronze vase (Photo: Hai An).
Exhibition Introduces Iranian Cultural Legacies to Vietnamese People
Some photographic works displayed at the exhibition (Photo: Anh Son).
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