before summer in Vietnam from 25th to 28th June

4 days of activities based around Vietnamese culture.

Free activities subject to available places – excluding entrance ticket for the Vietnam narrated tour and the "If textiles could talk..." workshop.

Meeting point at the reception area for group visits, half an hour before the beginning of the activity.

an invitation to explore Vietnam

Conte d'Asie, Nuit des musées 2009 © musée du quai Branly, photo Jacques Rostand
Conte d'Asie, Nuit des musées 2009 © musée du quai Branly, photo Jacques Rostand

Vietnam narrated tours

Vietnam is a land of mysteries. Every tree, every mountain, every place promises a legend. Take a trip where men, women and animals, from the most humble to the most impressive will unveil a small part of the Vietnamese mystery.

  • duration 1 hour
  • Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June at 6:30 pm
  • Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June at 11:30 am and 3 pm

Globe trotter Vietnam

A workshop in which visitors discover Vietnamese textiles through the Museum’s Asian collections. Through a tale narrating the origin of the Thai ethnic group, you become an explorer, in search of symbolic motifs, imprinted on the clothes of the women whose story they tell. After observing them it’s your turn to tell your own story with beads, shells, buttons …

  • duration 1½ hours
  • for children (7-12 year olds)
  • Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June at 2:30 pm and 4 pm

If textiles could talk... workshop 

An introduction to the techniques of embroidery, the weaving of Vietnamese clothes and their rich, symbolic motifs which enable every woman to tell her own story. Decorate your own piece of material: beads, shells and coins are used to replace words to tell your own story …

  • duration 1½ hours
  • adults
  • Thursday 25th and Friday 26th June at 6 pm

other events around Vietnam

Lang Toi ("My village") – New Vietnamese circus

from Thursday 18th to Saturday 27th June

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films from the Varan workshops

Friday 19th and Saturday 20th June

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day trip to Vietnam

Saturday 20th June

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