Vietnam Museum of Ethnology

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Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
Bảo tàng Dân tộc học Việt Nam
Dan toc hoc 1.jpg
Entrance to the Museum's "Bronze Drum" building
Established November 12, 1997 (1997-11-12)
Location Nguyễn Văn Huyên Road, Cầu Giấy District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Coordinates 21°02′26″N 105°47′55″E / 21.0406°N 105.7987°E / 21.0406; 105.7987
Collection size 30,000 objects[1]
Visitors 500,000 annually [1]
Director Assoc. Prof. Dr. Võ Quang Trọng [2]
Website vme.org.vn
Area 2,000 m2 (21,500 sq ft)
(permanent exhibition)[1]
20,000 m2 (215,300 sq ft)
(open-air exhibition)[1]
An outdoor exhibit at the museum, consisting of an Ede dwelling from the Central Highland region

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 [1] in the Cầu Giấy District, about 8 km from the city center.

History[edit]

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.[3] The budget for construction of the museum was $1.9 million USD, with an additional $285,000 USD allocated for acquisition of artifacts.[3]

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.[3]

Literature[edit]

  • Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. p. 200. ISBN 981-4068-96-9.

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External links[edit]

Media related to Vietnam Museum of Ethnology at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 21°02′26″N 105°47′55″E / 21.0406°N 105.7987°E / 21.0406; 105.7987