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Documenting the knowledge, skills and practices of the last-remaining sign painters in Ho Chi Minh City

Goal: This project, funded through the British Museum's Endangered Material Knowledge Programme, will document the different types of materials, tools, and techniques used by artisans to paint signs and shopboards in Ho Chi Minh City. Visual documentation (audio-visual recording; photography) will create a lasting record of this material knowledge. How this knowledge is embedded in the lived experiences of artisans will be documented in ethnographic field notes and in transcripts of semi-structured interviews and life histories. Project webpage: https://www.emkp.org/documenting-the-knowledge-skills-and-practices-of-the-last-remaining-sign-painters-in-ho-chi-minh-city/

Date: 1 October 2022 - 1 April 2024

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This project, funded through the British Museum's Endangered Material Knowledge Programme, will document the different types of materials, tools, and techniques used by artisans to paint signs and shopboards in Ho Chi Minh City. Visual documentation (audio-visual recording; photography) will create a lasting record of this material knowledge. How this knowledge is embedded in the lived experiences of artisans will be documented in ethnographic field notes and in transcripts of semi-structured interviews and life histories. Project webpage: https://www.emkp.org/documenting-the-knowledge-skills-and-practices-of-the-last-remaining-sign-painters-in-ho-chi-minh-city/