With a diversity of ethnic groups, it is very important for Vietnam to preserve and conserve the cultural values of each ethnic groups. Vietnam Fine Arts Museum is considered one of the most important significant museum in the retention and promotion of cultural and artistic heritage of ethnic communities in Vietnam.

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum formerly is a French house built in the 30s of the 20th century, function as a place for the daughter of the French officials from Indochina to stay in Hanoi in order to study. In 1962, this building was transformed and added some decorative details architecture of Vietnam village to exhibit art works of Vietnam. From 1997 to 1999, it was extended with a total area of 4737m².
The museum impresses visitors by a large system of artifacts with various exhibition themes typical for Vietnamese art from the ancient times until now. Those themes are:

  • Fine Arts in prehistoric and ancient time includes Fine Arts during the Stone Age and Iron Age.
  • Fine Arts from 11th to 19th centuries covers Fine Arts in dynasties comprising Ly – Tran, Later Le – Mac – Le Trung Hung, Tay Son – Nguyen Dynasty
  • Fine Arts from 20th centuries up to now consist of iconography composed before the Revolution (1925-1945) and during resistance against the French period (1945-1954), lacquer and contemporary sculpture, silk paintings and modern sculpture, paper paintings and modern sculpture, oil paintings and modern sculpture.
  • Traditional applied Fine Arts
  • Folk Fine Arts encompasses folk art paintings and mountainous triptych art
  • Ceramic collections (11th century to 20th century) contains ceramic in Ly-Tran dynasty (11th century to 14th century), pottery from the 15th to the 19th century, modern ceramic (20th century).

Vietnam Fine Arts Museum

Explore Vietnam Fine Arts Museum makes you have chance to get a deep insights into Vietnamese culture. This is a place that you can see the unique beauty of Vietnamese culture in different periods of history, see the process of formation and development of Vietnam Fine Arts. Moreover, you will not feel bored because all the exhibition spaces of museum avoid themes overlapping with other museums’.