Objectif Vietnam - Potographies of the French School of the Far East

Exhibition of 14 March at 29 June 2014

Following the exhibition Red River to the Mekong, Visions of Vietnam, consecrated in 2011 to the eyes of French and Vietnamese painters on the Vietnam of the 30 years, the Cernuschi museum presents old photographs of the rich fund of the French School of the Far East.
He offers us un route in the heart of Vietnamese traditions and prestigious sites of its history.

Explorers, scientists and archaeologists, sensing the archaeological wealth of this ancient civilization opened the field of studies of this country.
Passionate about their missions, they picked up inscriptions from its past, studied the habits and customs of its populations and founded its first museums. They brought back watercolors and precious photographic testimonies from their stay.

Personalized old photographs will present archaeological sites, buildings some of which are now missing, the construction of museums in Danang and Hanoi, pagodas of northern Vietnam and the last ceremony in the sky, the Nam Giao, by the emperor Bao Dai.

Some watercolors, original stampings and excavation journals will complete the set.

Christine Shimizu, Chief Curator of Heritage, Director of the Cernuschi Museum
Isabelle Poujol, head of the Photo Library of the French School of the Far East.

Event organized as part of the France-Vietnam Year


Fisherman with plaice. 1925 © EFEO / Jean Manikus


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