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Đà Nẵng Museum to expand

Come on in: An entrance of the Da Nang Museum on the foundation of the Dien Hai Citadel. The museum will be moved to a new site for the restoration of the citadel. — VNS Photo Cong Thanh
Viet Nam News

DA NANG — The central city will relocate the Da Nang Museum from 24 Tran Phu Street to the old centre of the Da Nang People’s Committee on 42 Bach Dang Street in 2020.

Director of the city’s Culture and Sports Department Huynh Van Hung said the removal of the museum will begin just after the decoration of the old buildings on Bach Dang Street, located 200m from the current site.

Hung said the museum, which was built on the Dien Hai Citadel - a newly recognised National Special Relic site, and other new buildings had destroyed the structure of the 1813-built Citadel.

Director of the Da Nang Museum Huynh Dinh Quoc Thien said the new museum space at 42 Bach Dang Street will display exhibitions curated from the museum’s 24,000 items and documents. The new space will be larger than the current museum and include both indoor and outdoor exhibition areas.

Thien said the old buildings at 42 Bach Dang Street – where was used a headquarters of the city’s People’s Committee from 1975 to 2013 – will be restored to create a large pedestrian area connecting the Dien Hai Citadel, the city’s library, the new 37-storey administrative centre building and a section of the Han River bank.

“We have planned to decorate the old buildings on Bach Dang Street, which are about 118 years old, to display antiquities, paintings, exhibits and ancient documents from the old museum at 24 Tran Phu,” Thien said.

“The proposed new museum site will be walkable from the Dien Hai Citadel, currently under restoration, to the new administrative building and crossing sections of four streets of Quang Trung, Ly Tu Trong, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Tran Phu and Bach Dang Street on a total of 10ha,” he added.

Thien said the design of the new location of Da Nang Museum would create a pedestrian square for pedestrian and visitors.

The current two-storey Da Nang Museum, which was built on the main foundation of the Dien Hai Citadel, has been as one of the most visited sites in Da Nang with an average 600 visitors each day.

Da Nang has 50 historical sites and 18 national historical monuments included in the city’s restoration project for 2016-20. — VNS


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