Exhibition featuring traditional culture of ethnic minorities

Friday, 12/11/2021, 22:36 [GMT+7]

Exhibition featuring traditional culture of ethnic minorities

Taking place at the provincial museum (16 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang City) from November 5 to December 15, the exhibition about traditional culture of typical ethnic minorities in Khanh Hoa Province features photographs, objects, and documents about three ethnic minorities: Raglai, Ede, T'rin.
 
The Raglai’s culture is introduced through photographs depicting ritual acts of the grave leaving ceremony, which was recognized as national intangible cultural heritage. In addition, there is a model of grave with carved and colored objects presenting the origin of sea and island culture. The exhibition also displays some typical music instruments of Raglai people, such as lithophone, ma la, and chapi. In the section of Ede and T’rin people, there are traditional customs and music instruments, and some photographs of festivals.

 

Visitors contemplating exhibits
Visitors contemplating exhibits
 
Besides photographs and objects of festivals and music instruments, many labor and household tools of the Raglai, Ede, and T’rin are displayed at the exhibition. “This is the first time I have visited an exhibition at Khanh Hoa museum. The exhibited photographs are generally vivid. The photographs and objects help me know more about the life and culture of the ethnic minorities in Khanh Hoa. I like the traditional music instruments very much,” said Le Thi Mai Oanh, a tourist from Hanoi. 
 
Reportedly, this is the first time the provincial museum has organized a themed exhibition about typical traditional culture of the Raglai, Ede, and T’rin. More than 100 exhibited photographs and objects are mainly the result of the project on collecting, preserving and exhibiting the typically traditional culture of the three ethnic minorities. 
 
The exhibition is organized when COVID-19 has basically been controlled in Khanh Hoa but the risks have still existed. Therefore, besides preparing exhibits, the museum had prepared COVID-19 QR code and other measures to prevent and control the infection. All visitors to the exhibition are required to present COVID certificate, scan QR code, and obey 5K message.
 
Currently, due to the outbreak of COVID-19, there are not many tourists and local people visiting the exhibition. The exhibition is considered a cultural product to promote tourism of the provincial museum. “This exhibition and the previous themed exhibitions of the provincial museum can become tourism products. In the time to come, when tourism activities in Khanh Hoa gradually resume, we will try to cooperate with businesses and units to bring tourists to the museum,” said Hoang Van Vinh, Chairman of Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa Tourism Association.
 
 
Giang Dinh
Translated by H.N