Palazzo Spinelli Academy (Italy) Held A Seminar At Van Lang University On Cultural Preservation

(Van Lang, June 21, 2019) - After the cooperation agreement signed on April 9, 2019 between Van Lang University and Minerva Company, Green Horizon Company, the Workshop "Preserving and promoting cultural and artistic values: experience of Italy and the world” was held at Campus 3 of Van Lang University with the participation of Palazzo Spinelli Academy (Italy) and Minerva Company, Green Horizon Company on June 18, 2019. The purpose of this workshop is to promote the cooperation in developing human resources in the field of cultural heritage conservation. 

hoc vien palazzo y 1The workshop achieved the attendance of:
- Mr. Emanuele Amodei - Director of Palazzo Spinelli Academy and Ms. Catherine Burnett - in charge of the Institute's International Cooperation Project.
- Mr. Ha Viet Cuong and Mr. Bui Thanh Hai - representatives of Minerva Company and Green Horizon Company.
- Representatives of Van Lang University including Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu – the Rector, Mr. Phan Quan Dung – the Dean of Faculty of Industrial Fine Arts, Mr. Nguyen Khac Cuong – the Dean of Faculty of Construction, Mr. Tran Anh Tuan – Associate Dean of Faculty of Architecture, and Lecturers and Students of all above faculties.

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Previously, in May 2019, lecturers and 60 students of the Faculties of Industrial Fine Arts, Architecture, and Construction of Van Lang University got an educational tour to heritage building of Phuong Nam Mansion located at 110-112 Vo Van Tan (District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) and worked with the experts of Palazzo Spinelli Academy. Among them, 47 students attended the course of restoring Phuong Nam Mansion and then attended the Workshop "Preserving and promoting cultural and artistic values: experiences of Italy and the world" on June 18, 2019.

In May 2020, the Palazzo Spinelli Academy is going to organize a Europe-wide Event of Restoration. Lecturers and students of Van Lang University will have the opportunity to participate in presentations and exchanges at the event if they have a research paper on restoration and archeology.

hoc vien palazzo y 3Pham Gia Huy, a student of the Faculty of Architecture of Van Lang University, was interested in the activities of Palazzo Spinelli Academy in Vietnam and the opportunity of practicing when attending the course. Mr. Ha Viet Cuong (Minerva Company) said: “The Phuong Nam Mansion at 110-112 Vo Van Tan was built in the early 20th century with an area of ​​more than 3.000 m2, and after being restored, this historical architectural building will be open to tourists. At present, the courses of restoring old buildings are still organized according to the learners’ needs and also the way we contribute to training the staff to preserve ancient works for Vietnam.” Palazzo Spinelli Academy and Green Horizon Company committed themselves to completing 60% of the restoration based on a wealth of experience in this field. Students are allowed to practice at the on-site works to assess practical effectiveness.

hoc vien palazzo y 4Also at the Workshop, Mr. Emanuele Amodei and Ms. Catherine Burnett representing Palazzo Spinelli Academy awarded certificates to 14 excellent students who have successfully completed an internship at the Phuong Nam Mansion. With the passion and the spirit of inquisitiveness, the students of Van Lang received many compliments from representatives of Green Horizon Company and Pallazo Spinelli Academy.

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Prior to the Conference, at the Truong Sa 2 Meeting Room, 6th floor, LV Building - 3rd Campus, Van Lang University and Palazzo Spinelli Academy, Minerva Company, Green Horizon Company agreed on the next cooperation plans for restoration training class at the ancient building at 110-112 Vo Van Tan, establishing the Heritage Vacation Care Heritage Center and designing Professional Vacation Course suitable for students of Van Lang University.

Source: Khanh Tue
Photos: Linh Nguyen
Translated by: Que Anh Pham


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