VIETNAM FINE ARTS MUSEUM
About Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi
Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Hanoi
Opening hours: Everyday except for Monday, 8:30-17:00
Entrance fee: 20,000 (USD 1)
Just across the street from the Temple of Literature, Vietnam Fine Arts Museum can be easily spottedfrom afar.
Like many other buildings that house museums in Hanoi, it was built in the 1930s as a Girl School for Indochina high-ranked officers. In 1966, it officially became Vietnam Fine Arts Museum where store many of Vietnamese artistic essences.
The museum displays not only paintings, ceramics and lacquers created by modern Post-war artists but many of its contents date back as far as pre-historic and feudalism time.
Unfortunately, many of the art work found here are replicate, for the original has by and large been destroyed during Viet Nam war. It is worth heading here after you have visited the Temple of Literature. Guided tours in English and French are available at entrance door.
The rich legacy and colorful tradition of Vietnam and its capital, Hanoi is best reflected through the six national museums. Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi occupies a significant position among the six national museums as it traces the origin of artistic culture in Vietnam and presents a promising account of the development of Vietnam’s artistic fervor.
Features of Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi
– . Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi is located just opposite the Temple of Literature and it exhibits approximately 10.000 art works in 16 showrooms segmented according to the following division and arranged chronologically.
– Ethnic minorities
– Primitive eras-Neolithic Age, Bronze Age, and Paleolithic Age
– Feudalism-11th to 18th centuries
– Ancient sculpture-outstanding works from the 11th to 19th centuries
– Technological fine arts
– Fine arts
– Fine arts before the August 1945 Revolution
– Resistance against French troops (1940- 1954)
– Apart from displaying the wide range of stylish art collections, Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi exhibits several fine art pieces like ancient stone sculpture, pieces from the Bronze Age, antique pottery, ethnic minority painting and lacquer painting.