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The 1st Hoi An - Gwangju handicraft and Fine Arts exchange 2014

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The 1st Hoi An – Korea Handicraft and Fine Arts exchange 2014 will take place at Hoi An Sculpture Garden, Hoi An city from December 2-4.

Co-organized by Hoi An city and Gwangju city, Korea on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the UNESCO-World cultural heritage of Hội An Ancient Town (04/12/1999-2014).

The event aims to build up the friendly relationship as well as the cooperation on culture – art, fine arts and crafts between Hoi An city and Gwangju city, Korea. It will also help to promote the traditional handicraft of the two cities to all the visitors.

There will be various activities such as craft products display (lanterns, Thanh Ha potteries, Kim Bong furnitures, sycamore hammocks, Quang Nam silk  and products made from bamboo or coconut leaves,..)  and craft presentation.

The craftmen from Gwangju, Korea will bring here their traditional crafts such as weaving, papermaking, bamboo art.. Along with it, the traditional art  performance will be held every evening during the event by Hội An city. Meanwhile, the photo exhibition will take place at the same venue.

On the occasion, Hoi An city in cooperation with the International Labor Organization (ILO)  and Korean craftmen will hold a talk “The development of handicraft and fine arts in Hoi An and Gwangju” taking place at 14:00 on Dec 2nd, 2014.

This program will contribute to the introduction and promotion of cultural professions and traditional handicraft products in Hoi An and Gwangji cities to domestic and foreign tourists.

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