French Architecture exhibit in Hanoi

Monday, Oct 16 2017, 15:48

QTV - The State Records Management and Archives Department under Ministry of Home Affairs has coordinated with Hanoi Opera House to organize a national archival exhibit with the theme French architecture in Hanoi.

Visitors to the exhibition

The exhibition introduces 70 official documents, photographs, technical drawings... of typical French architectural works that being preserved at the National Archives Centre No.1. These works were designed and built by French architects in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, including City Theater, Louis Finot Museum, Hanoi Post Office, Indochina University, Indochina Finance House and Doumer Bridge (Long Bien Bridge). The exhibition gives the public a comprehensive view of the cultural and architectural heritage of Hanoi during the colonial period as well as the access to archives of special value for the study of history and literature as well as the maintenance and preservation the heritage.
Translated by Chu Linh