Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. The mission of the Museum is scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s different ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum. In its planning for the future, the Museum intends to present the cultures and civilisations of other countries of South-East Asia as well as in the region.
- Open time: 8.30 – 17.30 on weekdays except Monday, close on Tet Holiday
- Address: Nguyen Van Huyen Street, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
- Tel: (84-4) 37562193
- Fax: (84-4) 38360351
- Email: email@example.com
- website http://www.vme.org.vn
- Entrance fee: 40.000 VND / adult, 15.000 VND / Children ( 2-12 year old)
What to see in Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
Exhibitions – Tour indoor:
The permanent collection occupies the majority of the exhibition space. However, there is a separate area for the temporary exhibits. The permanent collection is divided into 9 main sections, each of which includes objects displayed in glass cases and dioramas.
Exhibitions – Tour outdoor:
The outdoor exhibition area is only large enough for the most popular architectural styles to be presented. Already presented are the Ede long house, the Tay stilt house, the Yao house half on stilts and half on earth, the Hmong house whose roof is made of pomu wood, the Viet house with tile roof, the Giarai tomb, the Bahnar communal house, the Cham traditional houae, the Hani house made with earth-beaten walls. There are future plans to present the Katu tomb and the surrounding completion of the Viet house. Between the houses, there are trees indigenous to the area of each house, zigzagging paths and a meandering stream crossed by small bridges. The outdoor museum is being realised step by step.
Past Special exhibitions
- Gestures and movements – Urbanites and Peasants in the Early 20
- Praying & Blessing
- Childbirth: gestures, objects and rituals
- Living in the Sacraments – Catholic Culture in Contemporary Vie
- “Highway No. 9: Opportunities and Challenges”
- MID-AUTUMN 2007: VIETNAM-KOREA CULTURAL FESTIVAL
- PRODUCTS OF CHILDREN'S SUMMER TEXTILE CLASS 2007
- VOICES THROUGH PHOTOS OF PEOPLE FROM HANOI ANCIENT QUARTER
- MEKONG PORTRAITS
- Tu Chi – an Ethnographer
- HANOI LIFE UNDER THE SUBSIDY ECONOMY (1975 - 1986)
- Hanbok - The Korean Traditional Costume
- Tai textiles in the Mekong region Continuity and change
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