Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hue History Museum gets new home

The main building of the Co Mat Vien, or the imperial Department of Confidential Affairs, where top courtiers discussed important issues during the Nguyen Dynasty’s rule. 

It is currently housed within Di Luan Duong, the former school where scholars were trained during the Nguyen Dynasty era which is set to be handed over to the Hue Relics Conservation Centre.
The museum and the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism initially suggested moving it to Co Mat Vien, or the Department of Confidential Affairs during imperial times.
But it was challenged by several other departments and the Relics Conservation Centre before being dismissed by Nguyen Ngoc Thien, chairman of the province People’s Committee.
As a place where top courtiers once discussed the most important issues facing the country, Co Mat Vien should be treated as a heritage site under international conventions and national laws, the centre argued. continued>>

Related reading:
Phan Thuan An, a Researcher on Hue

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