The US Ambassador, David Shear, has handed over US$30,000 of aid to the Thai Binh Provincial Museum to restore and preserve the collection of old wooden worshipping objects in the museum.
The US Embassy to Vietnam released the information on December 16th and said that the funding from the Cultural Preservation Fund of the US Ambassador was aimed to provide training courses for the Museum’s staff to better preserve 29 wooden worshiping objects.
According to experts, the worshiping objects were collected in localities of the Province and they date back between the 17th and 20th centuries.
The objects bear historical, cultural and artistic values and reflect the old customs, practices and religion of the Vietnamese in the Red River Delta.
The US Ambassador’s Cultural Preservation Fund was formed in 2001 under a decision by the US State Department to support developing nations to preserve their cultural relics.
So far, the Fund has provided some US$29 million of aid for more than 650 projects across the world, including 10 in Vietnam.
Translated by Thu Nguyen