Titled “Long Van Khanh Hoi – Dragon Images in Vietnamese Culture,” this exhibition showcases 100 antiques from the Ly Dynasty to the Nguyen Dynasty (11th century to early 20th century). The collection consists of items collected by the museum and private collectors, highlighting the dragon images found in the royal court, daily life, religious beliefs, and architecture of Vietnam.
The exhibition’s main attractions include artifacts related to the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), such as royal robes, ceramics, seals, and gold and jade books.
According to Dr. Hoang Anh Tuan, the museum’s director, the dragon images in Vietnamese culture are not only cultural symbols but also embody profound spiritual and humanistic values. They symbolize the connection between humans and nature and showcase the pride of the Vietnamese people in their conquest of nature and society.
Through this exhibition, visitors will get a sense of the distinct characteristics of dragon images across different dynasties and the evolution of their forms over time.
The exhibition will be open until March 31, 2024.