The Capacity Building Program on Community-Based Exhibition: Unstraight Perspective Hanoi/Göteborg was opened today in Hanoi. The program is coordinated by UNESCO Hanoi office with funding from Swedish Institute, in collaboration with Unstraight Museum (Stockholm) and World Culture Museum (Göteborg).
The training program involves Vietnamese participants coming from Hanoi University of Culture, Vietnam Museum of Ethnic Cultures, Vietnam Women’s Museum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and local NGOs such as iSEE, CSAGA, and CCIHP.
Speaking at the event, Prof. Nguyen Duc Toan, Deputy Director of Cultural Heritage Agency, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that the program aims to build capacity in research and curating community-based exhibition and to produce a joint exhibition on LGBT groups in Hanoi and Göteborg. He said “The program addresses an emerging need for Vietnam. I believe that the Vietnamese participants will gain from Swedish counterparts’ best knowledge and most effective ways to organize exhibitions and museums in their work context in the future”.
Ms. Maria Selin, Deputy Head of Mission, Head of Development Cooperation at the Swedish Embassy commented that cultural cooperation between Sweden and Vietnam had been flourishing and strong during the past few decades. “This project brings so many partners from Sweden and Vietnam together for a fruitful and continued cooperation. This is exactly what we want to see when partnership can sustain and go beyond the funding from our development cooperation program”.
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Source: Embassy of Sweden in Vietnam