Noted professor of music opens home-library

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Tran Van Khe, who is known as master of traditional Vietnamese music and Honorary member of the International Music Council (UNESCO,) has just opened a library at his home.

The home library of Professor Tran Van Khe opened on 32 Huynh Dinh Hai in Binh Thanh District.

Khe, a master of traditional Vietnamese music and Honorary member of UNESCO's International Music Council, attended the opening ceremony and expressed his pleasure that his dream of finally having all of his materials available to the Vietnamese public had come true.

Khe's library contains 6,420 books and 4,374 newspapers compiled between 1949 to 2005, during his time abroad.

The Ho Chi Minh City General Sciences Library has spent the last several months classifying Khe's large literary cache and concluded their work on August 21.

In addition to the books and newspaper clippings, the General Sciences Library has also digitized Khe's writings into 2,230 files. 

The home-library was created through a project called "Tran Van Khe House" submitted by Ho Chi Minh City's cultural authorities, libraries, museums and Nguyen The Thanh, former head of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Information.

The project was kicked off due to the noted professor's intention of returning to Vietnam to live out the end of his life.

Now Khe's home-library is open to the public.

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