USAID Strengthens Vietnam’s Ability to Design World-Class Museum Exhibits

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Friday, July 22, 2022

USAID is supporting the design of a new, state-of-the-art exhibition at the War Remnants Museum (WRM) in Ho Chi Minh City to showcase U.S.-Vietnam cooperation to overcome the consequences of war.  This effort also serves to bring together U.S. experts and WRM staff to build local capacity for museum design and management. On June 20, Dr. Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and USAID’s consultant, presented on "Museums in the 21st Century” to approximately 25 WRM staff and consultants from Vietnam’s Center for Research and Promotion of Cultural Heritage to encourage thinking about the visitor experience during the design process for a more sustainable and impactful end-product.

Through the War Remnants Museum activity, USAID is building the capacity of the WRM for modern exhibition design that meets international standards. USAID and the WRM are working together to create a memorable experience for visitors and a general awareness of the cooperation between Vietnam and the U.S. to overcome war legacies over many years.

Last updated: July 25, 2022

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