Over 400 pictures and objects depicting the unique culture of the Cham ethnic group are being displayed in Phan Rang-Thap Cham city of the southern province of Ninh Thuan at an exhibition that opened on August 27.

Most of the exhibits were donated by Nguyen Van May, a member of the UNESCO Antiques Research and Collection Club in Lam Dong province, including Cham household utensils, manufacturing tools, instruments, offerings and jewellery.

A collection of precious Champa antiques are also on show, said director of the Ninh Thuan Research Centre for Cham Culture (NRCCC) Dang Nang Tho.

The exhibition creates a chance for domestic collectors and researchers to work with the centre to study, preserve and uphold the valuable culture of the Cham ethnic community.

The NRCCC and the Centre for Religion and Civic Culture used the occasion to sign a cooperative agreement to conduct research on Cham ethnic people from now to 2020 with a vision towards 2030.-VNA