Hanoi, the capital city of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam positioned in the delta of the Red River and encircle by various lakes. The word Hanoi means river interior and the city of Hanoi was established in 1010 A.D, Hanoi for many centuries served as the capital of various Vietnamese dynasties. Hanoi consisting of eight inner districts and five outer districts is the political, cultural, economic as well as the technological hub of Vietnam. The city of Hanoi still vividly bears the marks of French colonial architecture and cherishing life in this pictorial city presents a nostalgic reminder of the old world magic of the European villages.
The rich legacy and colorful tradition of Vietnam and its capital, Hanoi is best reflected through the six national museums. Fine Art 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 Art 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.
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 before the August 1945 Revolution
Resistance against French troops (1940- 1954)Â
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.
The classical structure with an authentic oriental touch, which is famous as the Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi was previously used as French Ministry of Information.
Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi is situated at 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 to noon and 13:30 to 16:30.
The admission cost of 20,000 Dong is worthwhile for the visiting this three-story museum, which opened in 1966.
Taking photographs is strictly prohibited in the Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi.