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Workshop with Dao and Hmong people from Sapa
18 April 2018
Workshop with Dao and Hmong people from Sapa
18 April 2018

On 4,5, and 6th April 2018, from 1 to 5pm, the museum Precious Heritage in Hoi An organizes an exceptional workshop –free of charge! – with around 10 women from the Hmong and Dao ethnic group from the Sa Pa region. During those 3 days, you will be able to discover traditional techniques to make hemp fibre with the Hmong and create fabric pieces all by yourself. The Red Dao women, who are well- known for their fine embroidery, will teach you everything you need to know about threads, colours and the symbolism behind each colour. A rare occasion to discover the art of making these traditional costumes which can take up to one year to make.

An event organised by our museum “Precious Heritage” with Ethos Travel and the participation of
the Anantara Hoi An Resort.

Trophy Trophy
Trophy for French nationals abroad 2018 – Paris
13 March 2018
Trophy for French nationals abroad 2018 – Paris
13 March 2018

On 13th March 2018, Réhahn went to Paris to receive the trophy awarded by the information website « lepetitjournal.com ». Every year, this award distinguishes the action and projects carried out by French expatriates abroad. Réhahn was chosen by the public amongst 300 participants for his project « Precious Heritage » which aims at promoting, sharing and preserving culture, art and the lifestyle of 54 ethnic group in Vietnam. The trophy was awarded to him in the luxurious surroundings of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs on the Quai d’Orsay in Paris. Amongst the 300 dignitaries taking part in the ceremony was M. Nguyen Thiep, the ambassador of Vietnam in Franc

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Kids from Buon Ma Thuot performance
19 December 2017
Kids from Buon Ma Thuot performance
19 December 2017

In October 2017, Réhahn went back to Dak Lak , in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, to visit one of his most famous models and close friends, Kim Luan (H Cuc The). Réhahn first met Kim Luan, when he captured an image of her and a huge Indian Elephant back in 2014. He went back earlier this year, to buy her some new school supplies and to deliver a copy of his new book, about the M’nong’s cultural heritage. While he was there, a fan brought him to the villages foster home, where one-hundred-and-eighty children are cared for by only six nuns. The foster home teaches children how to farm fruit and veg, to make model houses and to weave bags and fabrics for money.

By chance, Réhahn visited the foster home during a party and was asked to stay for the festivities. He ate dinner with the children and they danced and sang and played many incredible instruments! Impressed by their talent and hospitality, Réhahn promised that if the children could make him a handmade replica of a Xo Dang house, he would take a group of them on a once in a lifetime trip to Hoi An.

On 1st – 3rd, December 2017, Réhahn brought thirty-five foster children to Hoi An. All thirty-five children, who originate from seven different ethnic groups; the Ede, J’Rai, Mnong, Xo Dang, Nung, Rengao, Hmong, visited Réhahn’s Precious Heritage Museum and him and his team were amazed by their reaction to the exhibition. Some of the kids actually ran up to the mannequins and started giving them hugs! One child even said “Look my mum!” as he embraced one of the traditionally dressed models. It was a truly heartwarming scene and the French photographer, Réhahn, was delighted to see them take such pride in their own ethnic cultures. On their second day they visited the beach for the very first time in their lives! The group of youngsters had sand and water fights for hours at one of Vietnam’s most famous and beautiful beaches, located 5km out of Hoi An, and one little girl even said that coming to the beach in Hoi An was like living a dream! At the end of their trip, Réhahn gave the kids two of his art photography books Vietnam; Mosaic of Contrasts and a photograph, to keep as a memory of their trip.

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Visit of Ms Huong from Unesco
19 September 2017
Visit of Ms Huong from Unesco
19 September 2017

“What impressed me the most about Réhahn’s museum is the story behind each photograph. I feel a strong connection with the ethnic people featured in his museum and I believe that many other visitors will share this feeling. I love seeing the pride on the faces of his models as they showcase their beautiful hand crafted costumes and I truly appreciate the efforts of Rehahn and his team, for giving us the opportunity to cherish and acknowledge the warmth and beauty of the ethnic community in Vietnam.”

Ms. Huong –  Unesco Vietnam

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Batik Workshop
1 August 2017
Batik Workshop
1 August 2017

In July 2017, Rehahn visited a H’mong group in Pa Co village – Hoa Binh province and met Sung Y Xia, a 39 year old woman who perpetuates the art of indigo dyeing and batik drawing. She has been practicing since she is 15 and has now become an expert although she is younger than most batik masters.

We are honored to welcome her to Hoi An. She will demonstrate the process of indigo dyeing and batik drawing on hemp fabric in our museum.

Come and experience the H’mong ancestral tradition art with us at Precious Heritage Museum on 2nd and 3rd of August !