The restoration program for historical manuscripts took place in Vietnam from 22 to 28 October, receiving support from both the Chinese embassy and the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, as well as the National Library of Vietnam.
Chen Hongyan, who heads the department of ancient books at the National Library of China, mentioned that the staff from both the Chinese and Vietnamese national libraries have been exchanging emails to discuss various techniques and tools used in the restoration of books. This is reported by China Daily, a partner of TV BRICS.
Furthermore, it was emphasized that the preservation of ancient books, which was initiated in October, will promote cultural exchange between the two countries.
Chen emphasized that books, being the primary means of communication, offer significant insights into the historical interactions between Vietnam and China. The program provided Vietnamese scholars and restorers with an opportunity to enhance their skills in the preservation and repair of ancient book pages.
The Chinese delegation shared their knowledge and experience with Vietnamese colleagues through a series of interactive workshops and training sessions.
These included discussions on book care, binding methods, and stain removal to better preserve ancient books.
These efforts have not only strengthened ties between the two countries, but also affirm the priceless value of ancient manuscripts and books as essential symbols of cultural heritage.
African Times published this article in partnership with International Media Network TV BRICS.