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Behind the scenes + exhibition tour – State Records & Archives Department of Vietnam centre 1

May 23, 2023 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Since 2019 FVH has been in the honoured position of being able to arrange fascinating tours behind the scenes, small round table discussions with the archives staff, private tours of their in-house exhibitions,  as well as attending larger scale events, of the State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam Centre 1 and 3.

Today we visit centre 1. This holds pre-1945 documents, with a major concentration from the Nguyen Dynasty 1802-1945 and the French Colonial period. As the period is pre-1945 the archives also holds documents long before Nguyen Dynasty, the oldest document dates from the 15th century in 1488.

We will meet some of the archives staff and have some round table discussion and sharing about the work carried about by centre 1.  They will explain about how the documents are stored (we are not currently able to visit the storage area as its temporarily out of bounds to visitors but there is a replication in the exhibition we will visit).  They will share information about the organisation of the Archives and we have time for Q&A followed by going behind the scenes to visit some of the departments in operation.

  • Introduction to the Archives organisation and structure and Q&A
  • Short info film on the Archives (Vietnamese with ENG subtitles)
  • Visit the reading room
  • Visit the document restoration workshop
  • Guided tour of the exhibition area (over 3 floors)

Hanoi: Archives Centre no.1 holds Colonial records (pre-1945)
Saigon: Archives Centre no.2 holds Republic of Vietnam records.
Hanoi: Archives Centre no.3 holds Post-1945 records of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Da Lat : Archives Centre no. 4 – woodblocks

Today’s tour is at Centre 1. @ 5 Vũ Phạm Hàm street, Cầu Giấy – map location here

Limited to 10 people

When registering please also give your nationality + mobile number.

150,000 vnd pp (100,000 VND students and children under 12)

10am-12noon tour and Q&A

Please RSVP to Stella – stella@fvheritage.org

NB  – currently the Archives are OK for this tour.  If there is any change to their schedule as we are meeting them during their working hours we will update you if we need to change the date or time.

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May 23, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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