The Vietnam Journalists’ Association (VJA) on December 20 launched a drive to encourage the donation of documents and objects to the Vietnam Press Museum.

The drive was part of the activities in a project to collect documents, artifacts and photos conducted by the association.

Addressing the event, VJA Permanent Vice President Ha Minh Hue thanked journalists, individuals and organisations for their donation of valuable objects to the museum.

Hue called on them to make more contributions to the preservation and development of the traditional values of Vietnam ’s revolutionary press.

Hue further said that the museum aims to preserve and uphold the traditions of the Vietnamese press while serving as a venue for journalists to exchange their professional experience.

Objects to be displayed at the museum reflect the development history of Vietnam ’s revolutionary press and feature outstanding figures in the domestic and foreign press circles, he added.

Initiated in 2012, the project to collect documents, artifacts and photos is one of the four activities in the Vietnam Press Museum Scheme. It has so far collected more than 150 objects from 11 journalists and their families.

In July 2013, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung agreed to add the Vietnam Press Museum into the master plan of the country’s museum system by 2020.

Construction of the museum is scheduled to begin in early 2014 in Hanoi’s Cau Giay district and be completed six months later.-VNA