The Vietnam Museum of Literature officially opened in Hanoi on June 26.

The three-storey museum, covering an area of 3,600 square metres and built at a cost of almost 50 billion VND (2.3 million USD), comprises spaces to organise events and exhibition areas.

The country’s literacy from the 10th to 19th centuries and the history of the Vietnamese scripts on different materials such as paper, fabric, metal and leaves are on display on the first floor while the second floors is to introduce figures of the Vietnamese literary in the early 20th century such as Phan Boi Chau, Tan Da and Ho Chi Minh, as well as winners of the Ho Chi Minh Prize on literacy. The third floor is to present writers winning the State Prize on literacy and fine art.

Apart from documents, manuscripts and first publications of writers, the museum installed computers and projectors to help readers easily search information.

Literary visitors have been able to access the display areas since March.-VNA