The Vietnam Geological Museum is gradually taking steps to raise its position as the leading national standard museum specialising in geology.

Since 1991, it has completed eight scientific research projects, publicised 50 scientific research works, and conducted over 60 others, including two major studies on geological sanctuaries in Vietnam and investigating geological heritage to build geological parks and protect the environment in mining areas in Trinh Nu of the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong .

However, according to Director of the museum La The Phuc, over 58,000 specimens, including tens of rare sample collections, are insufficient to illustrate the special features and diversity of Vietnam ’s mineral resources.

Additionally, there are no documents reflecting the historical development of geology or Vietnamese geologists, Phuc added.

He cited degrading infrastructure and unappealing displays as the reasons behind the museum’s failure to win public attention.

He revealed that his museum has proposed some solutions to upgrade and expand the display areas as it needs around 2,400 square metres to meet the requirements of a national standard museum.

Established in 1914, the museum has function of preserving and displaying geological specimens as well as promoting the work of studying and keeping museums alive.-VNA