Archives Centre praised for preserving Nguyen dynasty’s woodblocks

Sunday, 2017-08-06 06:17:11
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Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh visits the National Archives Centre IV in Da Lat city (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has praised the National Archives Centre IV in Da Lat city for its efforts in preserving the Nguyen dynasty printing woodblocks, which were recogised by UNESCO as a Memory of the World.

Speaking at a working session with the centre on August 6, Deputy PM Binh stressed that the Government always attaches great care to safeguarding and promoting the treasured Vietnamese heritages which have been handed down by our ancestors.

In this spirit, the Government has developed a number of policies and documents directing ministries and sectors to take measures in order to preserve and uphold the heritage’s values, such as the master plan on preserving the Nguyen Dynasty wood blocks, he said.

Currently, 34,619 woodblocks are being preserved in the National Archives Centre IV in Da Lat city. Many of which contain valuable contents affirming Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos.

The deputy PM welcomed the initiatives put forward by the officers and staff at the National Archives Centre IV in organising and storing the Nguyen Dynasty’s royal administrative documents and woodblocks.

He asked the relevant ministries and sectors to organise exhibitions and displays abroad to introduce the values of the Nguyen dynasty’s woodblocks, and other UNESCO-recognised heritages in Vietnam, to our international friends.