First Private Museum Recognized

The Culture and Information Department in the northern province of Ha Tay officially announced the establishment of the first private museum.

Mr. Bang looks at the objects he collected from some places in the country

The 2, 000 meter square museum with ten rooms displays more than 2, 000 objects and belongings of soldiers imprisoned in Con Dao Island in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau in the war time.

In the campus, the models of prison cells, nicknamed “tiger cage” and “confinement house”, are built to look like those in Con Dao prison.

Director of the Culture and Information Department Dang Van Tu said this is the first private museum in the northern province of Ha Tay.

Mr. Lam Van Bang, a political prisoner in Con Dao Island, now living in Nam Trieu village, Nam Quat Commune, Ha Tay District of the northern province of Ha Tay, is the owner of the museum.

At the opening ceremony, Mr. Bang said that it took him 20 years to find out the objects and call for help from other prisoners.

The museum is in fact his own house.

By VP - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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