Preservation Workshops with Restricted Resources Preserving Cham Manuscripts in Vietnam

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Ảnh: Krisna Adam

The workshop was developed to raise awareness about the endangered situation of the ancient manuscripts belonging to the Cham, a minority group of people in Vietnam, and how to preserve them with the limited resources available in the country. While the instructors achieved those objectives, what made the workshop truly successful was the support from colleagues in Vietnam. We found that the librarians and archivists in Vietnam were passionate about preserving their cultural heritage, but lack the skills and resources to do so properly according to Western archival practice.


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