Germany supports Hue Imperial Citadel restoration
Update: Nov 20, 2012
The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs will donate more than USD4.3 billion to a project restoring and preserving the interior decoration of the Ta Vu (Mandarins' House) in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

The donation will be funded through teams from the German Conservation, Restoration and Education Projects (GCREP) and the non-profit Society for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (GEKE). The project will run from now until April 2014.

The restoration of Ta Vu, a construction in the quintessential style of Hue's Imperial Citadel, aims to make use of recent scientific and technological advancements in combination with original materials and traditional techniques to properly preserve the artifact's intrinsic architectural, cultural, artistic, and historical value.

When it is finished, Ta Vu will also serve as an exhibition centre to display relics and artifacts from the Nguyen Dynasty.

This is fourth Germany funded project to help preserve the material history of the former Imperial City.

The previous three projects focused on the Khai Tuong Lau-An Dinh Palace, the tomb of King Tu Duc, the Toi Linh Tu (Highest Celestial) temple, and the Phu Noi Vu (Royal Treasury).