EXHIBITION AND CURATING
We see ourselves as partners with the domestic and international governments and institutions in promoting the cultures of all the peoples of Viet Nam.
• In 2002, the National Museum of Ethnology mounted, an exhibit of some 230 of Mark’s objects in his first-ever exhibition devoted to an individual collection, Vietnamese or non-Vietnamese.
• In 2003, we donated over 200 objects to the National Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi. We assisted them in preparing for their major joint exhibition with the American Museum of Natural History of New York City.
• In March 2006, the National Museum of Fine Arts of Vietnam displayed the Hang Trong Paintings in the Northern Mountains of Vietnam. The 400 paintings and 40 shamanic objects were chosen from our Gallery.
• Loan and curating for 260 functional objects at the Exhibition at the National University of Fine Arts in Hanoi in 2007.
• Our first overseas exhibition was held at East-West Center Gallery in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2007. Titled “Shaman Arts of Vietnam”, this exhibition was held over a period of 3 months, including lectures by our Gallery curators, Nhung and Mark; and film showing of shaman tradition.
• In 2007, we curated a large (123 objects) permanent exhibition of tribal objects from the northern mountains at the new Learning Resource Center of Thai Nguyen University in Thai Nguyen province. This large (50,000 students) university emphasizes the education of ethnic minority youth, and our design emphasized the commonalities between the minority and majority people (rice cultivation, child-rearing, etc.), rather than their differences.
• In 2006-2007, we mounted an exhibition of Shamanic and Functional Objects on Main Floor and Executive Floor at the Sofitel Plaza in Hanoi. We believe this was the first long-term exhibition of minority peoples’ material culture at a major Hanoi hotel.
• In 2008, at the request of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, we set up an exhibition of “Vietnam Arts” at the Viet Nam Tourism Week exposition in Tokyo, Japan.