Australian mask to be displayed in Hanoi (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)The event is an activity to celebrate the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, and the International Museum Day 2018 (May 18th).
Torres Strait is a network of islands located between Northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. The people of this area maintain vibrant artistic, spiritual and cultural traditions.
The making and wearing of beautifully decorated masks is one of the region’s most distinctive traditions. While rooted in ancient protocols and spirituality, masks and mask making today are celebrated as expressions of artistic and cultural revival.
The exhibition will run at the hall on the first floor of the museum’s Trong Dong (Bronze Drum) building, from May 18th to July 18th./.