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25 Jun 2012

Vietnamese Women's Museum

Vietnamese Women's Museum     Vietnamese Women's Museum

The Vietnamese Women’s Museum, in Hanoi, was founded by the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in 1987 as an entity within the Viet Nam Women's Union. The museum explores Viet Nam’s cultural diversity and women’s significant contributions to the nation’s development, culture and society. The Vietnamese Women's Museum is a community repository of cultural and historical knowledge about Vietnamese women’s lives across the nation’s 54 ethnic community groups. The Museum is also a centre for cultural exchange with women from other nations with the goal of fostering ‘equality, development and peace’.

The permanent galleries feature three thematic displays:

  • Women in Family
  • Women in History
  • Women's Fashion

The Museum’s collection features historical and contemporary objects which illustrate and reflect the lives and roles of Vietnamese women in society.

Collection size: 25,000 objects

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