Photo exhibition marks the 100-year anniversary of An Dinh Palace

A photo exhibition marking the 100-year anniversary of An Dinh Palace and the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day (November 23) opened at the Hue Monuments Conservation Center on November 23.

The opening ceremony of the exhibition

The opening ceremony of the exhibition

The event presents to viewers more than 100 exhibits related to the last period of the Nguyen dynasty (1884-1945).
Built in 1917 by King Khai Dinh, the 12th King of the Nguyen Dynasty who reigned from 1916 to 1925,
An Dinh Palace is a composition of both Nguyen Dynasty and European style. An Dinh Palace is part of the Hue monument complex, which has been recognized by the UNESCO as the World Cultural Heritage.
The building served the purpose of the royal ceremonial functions under the reign of King Khai Dinh (1916-1925) and King Bao Dai (1926-1945).
In 2007, the Center for Preservation of Hue Relics joined hands with Germany’s Leibniz Cultural Exchange Association to restore the interior and murals of the An Dinh Palace.
The total cost of the restoration was EUR444, 000, of which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany provides EUR355, 000 as non-refundable aid. The project aims to restore the murals and interior decorations of the An Dinh Palace in accordance with international criteria, and to organize training courses on wall painting restoration and preservation.
Đông đảo khách tham quan triển lãm "100 năm cung An Định"

By VAN THANG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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