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Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat)

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Address: 66 Nguyen Thai Hoc St, Hanoi, Vietnam
Phone Number: (84.4) 37332131
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Description: This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some...
This museum was opened in 1966. Though in need of updating, some interesting artifacts are on display in its three floors organized chronologically.
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Fine Arts History

This is an interesting history of Fine Arts in Vietnam from early to modern times. A good mix of art and sculpture, together with some furniture, pottery and clothing. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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Wollongong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This museum was, for us, one of the highlights of our visit to Hanoi. There are some exquisite ancient sculptures, and a range of pieces from over the years right up into modern times. However, the section that most fascinated us is the large collection of enamel art. The Vietnamese have developed techniques for using this medium to create richly... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is an interesting history of Fine Arts in Vietnam from early to modern times. A good mix of art and sculpture, together with some furniture, pottery and clothing. The collections are small but appear to be well curated. I would recommend visiting if you have the interest and time - when we were there some of the exhibits were... More 

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I wouldn't consider this a top priority of Hanoi sights but it's nice if you have the time. There are some interesting sculptures but the art left a bit to be desired.

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Pop in here after visiting the Temple of Literature for historic, modern and contemporary art. The carved wood doors and gates featuring scenes from everyday life was enchanting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Lovely place - particularly interesting was the ancient art, I found the newer contemporary works great but a bit repetitive in their subject. Best thing was we found a great bar in an old Art Deco mansion called Bar Better (Betta?) around the corner - good priced drinks (free beer wed and sunday!!) great rooftop

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Provides the visitor with a comprehensive picture of the visual art works of Vietnam. Includes a couple of little gift shops.

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Middleton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Well laid out in an impressive French Colonial building, the Fine Arts Museum houses a spectacular and thorough display of Vietnam's rich artistic history from ancient times until now. A must see for anyone interested in history or any form of art.

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Gurgaon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi is a chronicle of the history of Vietnam narrated through its art . More than the paintings of the Modern period , I preferred the antiquities on the ground floor . If you are a history buff , you will probably enjoy the exhibits here . The paintings on exhibit are technically outstanding but... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Not massive art fans but daughter is so we went. Really enjoyed the wide variety from ancient to modern; stone carvings to lacquered-wood statues and the 'ugly' Buddhist monk figures with odd shapes and faces. Nice cool place to spend some time.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This was a great ,useful to visit to get an understand of what fine art means im Vietnam. We saw some really beautiful pieces.

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