Exhibition and Presentation of Research Project in Champa Architecture in Da Nang

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On 3rd June 2017, the Embassy of Italy in Viet Nam and Consulate General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City together with the Marche Polytechnic University and Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture held the exhibition and presentation of the research project in “Champa Architecture: TempleTowers in Central Viet Nam”. The exhibition is taking place from 3rd June to 3rd September at the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture.


Delivering his welcome remarks at the opening ceremony, Mr. Vo Van Thang, Director of the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture shared that the results of the project provide not only data for restoration and conservation of Champa templetowers but also helpful information to visitors and researchers who wish to study Champa culture. In addition, wishing to turn the accomplishment of the project into more practical significance, Professor Fausto Pugnaloni had the idea to establish a Resource Centre at the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture, providing interdisciplinary data to researchers and the public, and contributing to heritage conservation and tourism promotion.


Ribbon-cutting at the opening ceremony


Ambassador Cecilia Piccioni shared the main points of relations between Italy and Viet Nam in general, and Da Nang City in particular. In her opinion, culture proves the most powerful and effective tool in strengthening relationships. The studies and activities performed in more than 19 Cham sites by the research team offer the best evidence of the Italian approach to restoration and preservation when it comes to cultural heritage as well as of Italian culture of sharing and passing traditions onto the younger generations.


Professor Fausto Pugnaloni giving a project book to the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture


At the exhibition, Professor Fausto Pugnaloni from Marche Polytechnic University, Italy presented the results of the research project in Champa Temple Tower Architecture in the southern area of the Hai Van Pass. This research is part of the project of preservation of architectural heritage in Central Viet Nam conducted by professors of from Marche Polytechnic University and Hue University of Sciences within the framework of the scientific and technical cooperation programme between Viet Nam and Italy since 2009. He also presented the book of the project to the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture to launch the initiative to establish a resource centre at the Museum.


Thuy Linh

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