Museum honours literature

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Museum honours literature

A new museum has been set up in Ha Noi to preserve and exhibit the history of Viet Nam's literature.

Addition: The opening ceremony of Tagore's new presence in the museum was one among hundreds of cultural activities all over the world to celebrate the poet's 150th birthday anniversary. — VNS Photo Kien Van

Addition: The opening ceremony of Tagore's new presence in the museum was one among hundreds of cultural activities all over the world to celebrate the poet's 150th birthday anniversary. — VNS Photo Kien Van

HA NOI — A new museum has been set up in Ha Noi to preserve and exhibit the history of Viet Nam's literature.

On Thursday, the first bust of a foreign writer was displayed when a copper bust of Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was placed at the museum.

"Though the museum's main mission is praising Vietnamese literature, we spare a certain space for world famous writers," said poet Huu Thinh, chairman of the Viet Nam Writers Association. "The humane ideology expressed through world-known works helps connect people in the world and directs us to the values of truth, goodness and beauty."

The opening ceremony of Tagore's new presence in the museum was one among hundreds of cultural activities all over the world to celebrate the poet's 150th birthday anniversary.

Earlier this week an international conference on Tagore's life and career was held at Ha Noi's Melia Hotel. "We are proud to have a great poet like Tagore," noted translator Thuy Toan. "His works express great universal ideas and are distinguished examples of the blend between eastern and western cultures, as well as bridges between the past, present and future."

The new museum is located at 275 Au Co Street in Tay Ho District. — VNS

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