Endangered archives blog

20 March 2013

Preserving the endangered manuscripts of the Cham people in Vietnam

This month EAP531 sent their interim report with accompanying photographs to the EAP Office. It is a pilot project conducting a survey of Cham manuscripts held at various locations in Vietnam. The images are truly fascinating and here is a selection.

Photograph of the entrance of the Center for Cham Culture

Photograph of Hao Phan sitting next to Imam Ngoi who is reading a manuscript

Photograph of an opened suitcase containing manuscripts destroyed by insects

Photograph of a man taking down a bundle of manuscripts. They are wrapped in cloth and hanging along the wall of a room

Photograph of village life, a man on a scooter looks at a cart pulled by two cows

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