Missions of Museum

  • Update: 4/ 5/ 2011 
    Exhibition and advocacy

    To research the national history and culture from the prehistory to the August 1945 Revolution mainly through documents and artifacts of the Museum. To regularly update and add information and new artifacts to perfect the main exhibition system and the outdoor exhibition in terms of scientific contents and display art under the motto: Academic-Modern-Attractive. The current main exhibition system is the result of the fourth upgradation (1998-2000) in the 50-year operation of the Museum.

    Covering an area of 2,200 square meters with nearly 7,000 original artifacts and documents, the main exhibition system vividly reflects different stages and events during the nation’s history. As thus, the Museum is always regarded as a big museum by the counterparts at home and abroad.

    After the latest upgradation, the Museum has continuously add new collections, such as sole artifacts from the ancient vessel at Cham Island (Quang Nam), artifacts of the Oc Eo Culture. The Museum has also reedited and compiled captures to attract more visitors.

    At present, the Museum is setting a project to upgrade its illumination system.

    Annually, the Museum organizes 3-5 thematic exhibitions in cooperation with other museums, social and professional associations and organizations.

    Recently, the Museum has succeeded in holding many exhibitions greatly hailed by researchers and common people:


    - Treasures from five ancient shipwrecks within Vietnam’s territories


    - Thang Long-Hanoi antiques


    - Dong Son antiques: A brilliant ancient civilization


    - Original antiques of the Oc Eo Culture


    - Ly-Tran antiques: Imprints of the Dai Viet Civilization in the 11th-14th centuries


    (see Thematic exhibitions)

    Especially, for the first time, the Vietnam Museum of History, together with 12 Vietnamese museums, collaborated with the Bruxelles Royal Museum of Arts and History (Kingdom of Belgium) and the Vienna Ethnology Museum (Republic of Austria) in organizing a large-scale exhibition titled Vietnam – Past and Present from September 2003 to November 2004 in these two countries. With 450 artifacts (416 from 13 Vietnamese museums, the remaining from 8 European museums), the exhibition was a great success, making the European community to have a new insight in Vietnam.

    The Museum has regularly supported local and specialist museums in setting up the exhibition layouts as well as aesthetic methods and designs for the formation of some museums throughout the country: Exhibition House of Folk Cultures (Hoi An, Quang Nam), Museum of the Sa Huynh and Champa Cultures (Duy Xuyen, Quang Nam), Exhibition House of Hai Duong Ancient Ceramics, Museum of Anthropology (University of Social Sciences and Humanities), etc.

    The Museum has effectively instructed domestic and foreign guests to visit, research and study right at the Museum. The Museum is promoting its marketing work to introduce itself and attract more visitors by building websites, making some scientific movies (with the Education and Science Channel of the Vietnam Television Station), and organizing periodic meetings of collaborators (with the sectors of tourism and education-training).

    The number of visitors to the Museum is increasing from 50,000-70,000 turns in the past to 90,000-130,000 turns in the recent years.

    The advocacy and educational work is a tradition of the Vietnam Museum of History and has been enhanced recently. At present, the Museum has three mobile exhibitions operating in the Mekong Delta, Central Highlands and the Northwest to receive tens of thousands of visitors. The Museum is experimenting a new form of mobile exhibition: displaying both images and original objects (of the local museums who are collaborators of the Museum) in some provinces: Lang Son, Vinh Phuc, Thai Binh, Hung Yen, Phu Tho, Ha Nam, etc. This method is being completed for a nationwide operation.


    (see Mobile exhibitions)

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