Vietnamese art ranging from sculpture and lacquer painting to ceramics, fashion designing and archaeology comes into full swing at an ongoing workshop in Paris.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on September 4, Ambassador Duong Chi Dung said he is pleased and proud to see various Vietnamese art forms introduced and displayed at France’s prestigious culture addresses such as the national institute for art history and the museums of Quai Branly and Guimet.

The workshop creates an opportunity for participants to discuss the special features of Vietnamese art as well as how the country has worked to preserve and promote artistic values, contributing to the diversification of the world culture.

President of the French Institute under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Xavier Darcos said the event is meaningful for the locals to get a glimpse into Vietnam’s cultural knowledge heritage.

The seminar is part of the Vietnam Year in France, which aims to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Similar workshops in combination with a lacquer painting exhibition and documentaries screening will be held until September 6.-VNA