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Vũ Hồng Nhi

Vũ Hồng Nhi

Vũ Hồng Nhi is the Vice Head of the Education Department at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME), in Hanoi, an ASEMUS member. She started working at the VME in 1997, a few months before it opened to the public. The museum presents three exhibitions (‘Inside door’, ‘Open door’ and ‘World cultural exhibition’), which provide […]  Read More

Ilona Niinikangas

Ilona Niinikangas

Ilona Niinikangas is the curator for education at the Helinä Rautavaara Museum in Espoo, Finland, a member of ASEMUS.  Read More

Buddhist Hanging Scroll from Heungguksa Temple | Korea

Buddhist Hanging Scroll from Heungguksa Temple | Korea

The National Museum of Korea presents a thematic exhibition entitled ‘Encounter with Amitāyus in Sukhāvatī, Buddhist Hanging Scroll at Hengguksa Temple’, which displays a large hanging scroll once used for Buddhist outdoor rituals. This display is part of the regular series of the Buddhist painting exhibition held in the National Museum of Korea. Since 2006, this is the eighth installment in the museum’s ongoing series of exhibitions of banner paintings used for Buddhist rituals.  Read More

Conference: Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development

Conference: Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development

The 2014 Annual Conference of ICOM’s ICTOP (International Committee for the Training of Personnel) will be held in Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, on 21-25 October.

Entitled ‘Rethinking Museums & Sustainable Development for the Global Profession – Postcolonial Museology, Appropriate Capacity Building and Regional Engagement’, the event takes place in the broader framework of recent debates which challenge hegemonic notions of museology and the conventional approaches to capacity building in museums. It also aims to provide an intensive professional development programme for museum staff in Asia and the Pacific.  Read More

Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Finland

Helinä Rautavaara Museum, Finland

The Helinä Rautavaara Museum invites visitors to explore non-European cultures. Named after psychologist and experienced traveller Helinä Rautavaara (1928-1998), who collected the objects on display at the museum, the museum is maintained by the Helinä Rautavaara Ethnographic Museum Foundation. The foundation seeks to advance knowledge on non-European cultures. The museum specialises particularly in cross-cultural interaction and related phenomena. With over 50,000 annual visits, it is the most visited ethnographic museum in Finland.   Read More

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