Torres Strait masks to be introduced in Viet Nam for first time - Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
Torres Strait masks to be introduced in Viet Nam for first time
Update: May 16, 2018
An exhibition on Torres Strait masks will be introduced in Viet Nam for the first time by the Australian Embassy to Viet Nam together with the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology.  


An exhibition on Torres Strait masks will be introduced in Viet Nam
for the first time by the Australian Embassy to Viet Nam

The two-month-long exhibition at Ha Noi’s Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology is part of activities celebrating the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Representatives from the Embassy, the Viet Nam Academy of Social Sciences, the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology and other cultural institutions will attend the opening ceremony which will take place on May 18, according to the Australian Embassy.

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.

VNA