For three generations, our families have been collecting postcards, books and maps dating from the early nineteenth century. The collection was saved from the war when it sent in the early 70s to one of our family member who wished to complete the collection when studying in France. We have now more than 3,000 postcards covering Indochina and other French colonies. In addition to these, rare books on Angkor, Laos and Vietnam have been passed on to us. So far, most of them have traveled fine through time and have been a constant source of inspiration to us. Preservation and making this valuable documentation accessible to a larger number of researchers is dear to our heart. We are seeking your support with technologies and expert advice from curators.
The old postcards are from Pierre Dieulefils Collection, You are able to admire a selection of perfectly preserved postcards in our gallery. Some are more than one hundred years old and have not suffered the passage of time.
The current exhibition "Celestial Dancers" show young dancers of the Palace in various dance gestures. Despite the destruction of war, the same discipline has been passed from one generation to another and one can observe the same grace in today's dancers.