“How to Attract Visitors to the Museum? How to have public museums serve a necessary role in the systems of cultural and educational institutions? Can museums do something to contribute to social change? These were the central issues discussed by museum representatives during the May 17th workshop at Ho Chi Minh Museum. The workshop celebrated 36 years of International Museum Day and was organized by the Cultural Heritage Association of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Viet Nam Museum Network.
The great resistance war to defend Vietnam happened more than one- third of a century ago, but the memories of war still linger in the minds of women. They were mothers and wives who saw their dearest people off to battle for the independence of the nation. They were soldiers who fought the enemy. They lived in enemy zones, and occupied areas, and fought resolutely facing death or prison.
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Australia - Vietnam diplomatic relations, Madam Anna Burke began her official visit to Vietnam.
During her visit to Vietnam, Madam Anna Burke visited the Vietnamese Women’s Museum on May 23rd, 2013. She was warmly welcomed by the Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women’s Union, Madam Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa.
In order to develop the museum and theater staff’s skills at building art education programs, the Center for Research, Support, and Development of Culture (A & C) in collaboration with the International Puppetry Association (UNIMA) and Etcétera Puppetry Theatre of Spain organized the discussion "Developing a program of art education using puppets".
In the project "Networking and Exchange on Sustainable Urban Development and Ecological Design" (Green Living for short), the Vietnamese Women’s Museum (VWM) in collaboration with Action Center for City Development (ACCD) conducted a workshop to introduce green living concepts to people within the local community.
On the morning, April 12th, the meeting “Accessing the young generation through scientific and educational activities at museums” was held at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum. Participants were H.E Hugh Borrowman, Ambassador of Australia in Vietnam, Professor Graham Durant AM, Director of Questacon of the National Science and Technology Center in Australia, Madam Đặng Thị Bích Liên, Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Nguyễn Hữu Toàn, Vice Head of Cultural Heritage and museum preventatives in Vietnam.
More than 1,200 pupils from Nhat Tan and Cat Linh primary schools visited the Vietnam Women's Museum (VWM) on April 4th. The VWM in collaboration with Vietnam Nation Tuong Theatre conducted age-appropriate extracurricular activities that included watching of Tuong performances.
On August 28th 2013, the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA) in collaboration with SEAMEO Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) and local museums in Hanoi, Vietnam organized the seminar ‘MUSEUMS AS CENTRES FOR LIFELONG LEARNING’. More than 30 participants including museum managers and curators from Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam attended the seminar.
With the aim to engage the Vietnam Tourism Agency and museums, Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan, General of Vietnam Tourism Agency, visited and had a talk with the Vietnamese Women’s Museum (VWM). Mr. Nguyen Qui Phuong, Head of Travel Department, and Mr. Nguyen The Hung, Head of Vietnam Heritage Department of Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism also participated in the visit.
This is the second time in two consecutive years, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum (VWM) was chosen by the tourists all over the world on TripAdvisor – the world’s largest and most prestigious tourism website. Numbered 11th on TripAdvisor’s list of the most attractive museums in Asia and the messages “A valuable trip – moved stories” are sent to readers by TripAdvisor when talking about the VWM.