Workshop to highlight heritage value of photographs

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A workshop on heritage and museum images that aims at encouraging communities to collect, store and protect heritage values will be held Nov 8 at the Picture Archives and National Photograph Exhibition Center in Hanoi.

The event is being held under the cooperation framework established between Vietnam and Wallonie-Bruxelles from 2010 to 2012 on "Building Protection for Heritage Photographs in Vietnam."

It is jointly organized by the Wallonie-Bruxelles delegation, the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Photography Artists' Association.

The workshop will discuss the role of "heritage images" in contemporary life with the purpose of sharing international experiences in the identification of heritage in general and Heritage Photos in Vietnam in particular.

It will highlight photographs as part of the historical, cultural, scientific and artistic heritage of Vietnam.

Event organizers said in a press release that photographs have so far not been protected strategically.

It said Vietnam in particular and the world in general would lose out if such heritage was "eroded by forgetfulness or lack of protection from involved agencies and organizations."

For more information and to register for the workshop (before Nov 7), contact:

Ms. Do Kim Oanh Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation in Vietnam
DAEHA Tower (5th floor # 505)/ 360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel : 3 831.52.41 Email :

Mr Nguyen Hai Minh Heritage Department Ministry of culture, sports and tourism
51- 53 Ngo Quyen, Ha Noi Tel: (84-4) 39 43 61 32,

Mr Ha Huu Duc Center for Picture Archive and National Photograph Exhibition
Center for Picture Archive and National Photograph Exhibition is located on D25, Dich Vong Hau, Tran Thai Ton Road, Cau Giay, Hanoi.

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