Artists / Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts
The Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts is a national museum established by the Vietnamese government to preserve and present the country’s artistic treasures. The museum building itself is an artistic work of architecture. A former French girls boarding school, it is a combination of old French style architecture with traditional architectural elements of Vietnamese communal houses.
The museum exhibition, which was first opened to the public in 1966, features not only contemporary ‘fine arts’, such as paintings and sculptures, but also traditional arts, which include different forms of religious sculptures, folk paintings and ceramics. The Museum is also a place for contemplating great works of art produced by generations of artists whose life and work reflect the country’s major artistic achievements and historical landmarks of the 20th century.