A collection of art featuring the Vietnam War from 1954-1975 is being showcased at the National University of Singapore’s Museum.

The collection’s owner, former Malaysian Ambassador to Vietnam Dato ‘N Parameswaran, said he wholeheartedly admired Vietnam and its people, which inspired him to collect pieces of art during and after his working tenure in Hanoi from 1990 to 1993.

The collection spans wood engravings, sketches and placards made by his favourite Vietnamese artists, such as Huynh Van Thuan, Phan Ke An, Hoang Dinh Tai and Le Tri Dung, and highlights Vietnamese patriotism and national spirit.

According to the diplomat, approximately 40 pieces are on display at the moment, but the exhibition is expected to showcase 199 objects selected from his 1,200-strong collection within the next three years.-VNA