Valuable royal documents exhibited in Lam Dong
Update: Aug 26, 2016
More than 200 precious royal documents are being showcased at an exhibition that opened in the National Archives Centre IV in Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on August 25. 

Entitled “World royal documents, wood-block heritage-Historical value from memory”, the event comprises indoor and outdoor thematic display spaces introducing world documentary heritage of Nguyen Dynasty’s royal administrative documents and woodblocks. 

It also highlights the role of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) in compiling the national history documents and promoting the art of making woodblocks which is considered the pinnacle of sculpture art. 

The exhibition, which marks the 10th anniversary of the National Archives Centre IV, also gave a space to introduce the historical values of Lam Dong’s capital city of Da Lat, with drawing on famous architecture works through periods. 

Nguyen Dynasty’s administrative documents were made during the state administration of Viet Nam’s last feudal period between 1802 and 1945, including those issued by Kings and State administrative bodies submitted to the Kings and a number of diplomatic documents. They were recognised as documentary heritage of the UNESCO’s Memory of the World Committee for Asia and Pacific. 

Currently, 34,619 woodblocks, which are recognised by the world documentary heritage, are being preserved in the National Archives Centre IV in Da Lat city. Many of them contain valuable contents affirming Viet Nam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos. 

The exhibition will stay open in a long duration for visitors.