Each artifact and collection is stored and displayed at the Cecile Le Pham Museum of Fine Arts in association with each story of the process of collecting and bringing back to store, preserve, display, launch and serve the public to enjoy the exhibition at the Museum.
The owner of the museum, Mrs. Cécile Le Pham, is a heavy-hearted businesswoman who, more than 30 years ago, traveled from France to Vietnam with the desire to contribute to the country's economic and social development and do volunteer work. She has traveled to many parts of the country and countries around the world and noticed that Vietnam's antiquities are lost in many places. From there, she collected, the first idea was to avoid the antiquities falling into the hands of foreign traders. 30 years of collection and storage has become a treasure trove of artistic inspiration from statues, wood, fabric, bronze, jade, books, ancient scriptures, documents, blue furniture, stretching on the road from Sri Lanka, Japan, China, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia... and of course from Vietnam as well as in her own homeland: France.
Appreciating the land her hometown has welcomed her back, Cecile wants to bring the artifacts she has been looking for decades, to return to her homeland of Vietnam, to share the experiences she has had when researching and collecting artifacts as well as artifacts to find people who know their value. And she chose Hue as the place to hand over and send the hearts of the overseas Vietnamese; In order for Hue to keep the treasures of history, of its civilization, as well as the civilizations where Mrs. Cecile has set foot. To give current and future generations the opportunity to learn about the culture and art of Vietnam and other countries in the world.
“I want to establish my museum in Hue because this is a city with the depth of ancient culture, containing many typical legacies of the Nguyen Dynasty. I am very happy and joyful to bring many precious artifacts to Hue, and at the same time see myself as assigned to the "fate" responsible for preserving the artifacts of the ancient people. My wish is that without going far, young people, and students in Hue can admire artifacts collected from many parts of the world, thereby nurturing their passion and respect for cultural heritage, especially Hue culture. ” Mrs. Cecile Le Pham shared.