The Hanoitimes - The British Council in Vietnam has recently launched the “Heritage of Future Past”, a cultural project which aims to promote inclusive and sustainable growth in Vietnamese heritage.
This project marks the 25th anniversary of the British Council’s work promoting closer cultural relations between the United Kingdom and Vietnam.
British Council aims to promote inclusive and sustainable growth in Vietnamese heritage.
The two-year project worth GBP500,000 (US$702,800) will engage with the music and film heritage of Vietnam, with particular focus on aspects that are under threat, disappearing, or under-represented. The project will attract the participation of a wide range of partners, including cultural heritage agencies, institutions of central and local authorities, arts and cultural organisations, and the private sector.
Project activities will focus on research, documentation, conservation, training and capacity building, experimentation and innovation, education and the re-imagination and revitalisation of cultural heritage assets in contemporary practises.
Ultimately, the project will promote a more dynamic understanding, enjoyment, and use of heritage assets in the everyday life of communities and in artistic, curatorial, and educational practises.
The project is also expected to lay the foundations for experts and artists from UK and Vietnam to work together and increase their understanding of the cultures of each country.
The British Council is a British organisation specialising in international cultural and educational opportunities. It works in over 100 countries: promoting a wider knowledge of the United Kingdom and the English language; encouraging cultural, scientific, technological and educational co-operation with the United Kingdom; and changing people’s lives through access to education, skills, qualifications, culture and society.
The British Council work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. In 2017, the British Council reached over 65 million people directly and 731 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications.