April 19, 2021 marked the official launch of UNIS Cultural Collection – an extraordinary learning resource made possible through philanthropy. We are extremely grateful for the generous donations from Ms Nhung Nguyen and Dr Mark Rapoport with their gift of 204 artefacts and Mr Lam-Ms Huyen Family with their support in the installation of this beautiful exhibition.
The event saw the presence of our supporters, UNIS Board members, the Leadership team, parents, faculty and staff who obtained first hand experience of the beautiful new learning space housed in Ly Thai To Learning Centre (B8b). During the launch, participants also enjoyed the traditional performance from Black H’Mong artists who came all the way from Sapa.
Sharing at the launch event, Amie Pollack – UNIS Board Chair underlined that: “This collection is uniquely aligned with our mission and values as a United Nations school – bringing together a celebration of diversity and culture with an opportunity to contribute to our home country of Vietnam through shared learning. This is truly a treasure, and UNIS is honoured to take on the responsibility for the protection of these artefacts and for sharing the collection widely for the benefit of students and communities worldwide.“
Our Head of School, Jane McGee also remarked: “I have been excited to watch the way in which our community’s philanthropy can create the most special and invaluable experience, not only for our students, but for an entire community, and not only now, but for generations of students and educators to follow…”
The founding collection of 204 Vietnamese cultural and historic artefacts from 13 of the country’s 54 ethnic groups is an educational collection designed to inspire learning through the lens of Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage.