Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam
Entrance to the Museum's "Bronze Drum" building
|Established||November 12, 1997|
|Location||Nguyễn Văn Huyên Road, Cầu Giấy District, Hanoi, Vietnam|
|Collection size||30,000 objects|
|Visitors||500,000 annually |
|Director||Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bùi Nhật Quang |
|Area||2,000 m2 (21,500 sq ft) |
|20,000 m2 (215,300 sq ft) |
The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Vietnamese: Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam) is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which focuses on the 54 officially recognised ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is located on a 43,799-square-metre (10.823-acre) property  in the Cầu Giấy District, about 8 km from the city center. The Museum is a member of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences - an academic institution of the Vietnamese Government.
The proposal for the museum was officially approved on 14 December 1987. Construction lasted from 1987 to 1995, and it was opened to the public on 12 November 1997. The budget for construction of the museum was $1.9 million USD, with an additional $285,000 USD allocated for acquisition of artifacts.
The exhibition building was designed by the architect Ha Duc Linh, a member of the Tày ethnic group, in the shape of a Đông Sơn drum, and the interior architecture was designed by the French architect Véronique Dollfus.
- Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. p. 200. ISBN 981-4068-96-9.
Media related to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology at Wikimedia Commons
- Vietnam Museum of Ethnology - official site
- Vietnam Museum of Ethnology - An introduction of the Vietnamese Museum of Ethnology.
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