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10/11/2017 5:29:26 PM

“The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975” exhibition underways in New York

An exhibition of artifacts, entitled “The Vietnam War: 1945 – 1975”, is underway at the New-York Historical Society Museum, New York, the U.S. until April 22nd, 2018, giving museum goers an insight into conflict. 

The exhibition’s opening ceremony took place on October 10th with Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the U.N. Ambassador Nguyen Phuong Nga alongside more than 400 historic scholars, anti-war activists and veterans in attendance.

A visitor is taking a look at an old bicycle that used to carry food and supplies from the north to the south of Vietnam along the Ho Chi Minh Trail during the war at "The Vietnam War: 1945 - 1975". (Photo: VNA)

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Nga said she believes the exhibition will give people a better understanding of the value of peace.

This event will provide visitors a closer look at history, enhancing mutual understanding between people of Vietnam and the U.S., Nga stated.

Vietnam and the U.S. established a comprehensive partnership four decades after the war ended, she stressed, adding that the robust development of bilateral relations largely owes to the two countries’ efforts to leave the past behind, overcome disagreements and look to the future.

More than 300 artifacts, photographs, artworks, documents, films, and interactive digital media on display at the exhibition convey the story of the war since the end of the World War II.

The items include a lacquer graving named “Spring in Tay Nguyen”, created by northern Vietnamese painter Tran Huu Chat in 1962. The 84-year-old artist made an exact reproduction for the exhibition.

It is the first time the New-York Historical Society has held an exhibition on the Vietnam War and it took the museum three years to collect exhibited materials, according to the museum’s CEO Louise Mirrer./.

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