Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum

The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is one of the museums having the most important position in preserving the cultural and artistic heritage treasure of the Vietnamese ethnic community. The museum is located at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc street, Dien Bien ward, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi city, opposite the back of the Temple of Literature. The museum attracts many domestic and foreign tourists.

Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum

Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum.

History of Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum

This house (museum) was built by the French in the 30s of the 20th century as a place for the daughters of French officials from all over Indochina to Hanoi to study. In 1962, the Vietnamese government assigned the Ministry of Culture to renovate the house from the Western architectural style to supplement the architectural decoration details of the Vietnamese communal house as a place to permanently display the Vietnamese artworks. In 1966, the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum was officially inaugurated with an area of 4200 m² and an exhibition area of 1200 m², in 1997 – 1999, has been expanded to a total area of 4737 m² and a display area is 3000m².

Types of exhibits at Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum

The Vietnam Fine Arts Museum currently holds over 18,000 domestic artifacts representing the Vietnamese Fine Arts from prehistoric times up to now.

  • Prehistoric Art:
    • Stone Age Art
    • Iron Age Art
  • Fine art from the 11th to the 19th centuries:
    • Art of the Ly – Tran dynast
    • Fine arts in the Le So – Mac – Le Trung Hung period
    • Tay Son Dynasty – Nguyen Dynasty
  • Contemporary art (20th-century statues):
    • Pictures and statues composed before the Revolution (1925-1945)
    • Pictures and statues composed during the resistance war against the French (1945-1954)
    • Modern lacquer painting and sculpture
    • Silk paintings and modern sculpture
    • Modern paper painting and sculpture
    • Modern oil paintings and sculptures
  • Applying Art
  • Folk art:
    • Folklore paintings
    • Mountains worship
  • Vietnamese pottery art from the 11th to the 20th century:
    • Pottery from the Ly-Tran Dynasty (11th to 14th centuries)
    • Pottery from the 15th to 19th centuries
    • Modern pottery (20th century)
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An art gallery corner of Le So-Mac-Le Trung Hung at Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum. Image: Wikipedia.

The Statue of Hugging Bom(Tran Van Hoe)

The Statue of Hugging Bom(Tran Van Hoe). Image: Wikipedia.

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