The weekend is always a great time to enjoy art. For the Museum Week theme “Art is Everywhere,” we decided to introduce the image of a smiling woman from the Lolo Hoa ethnic group in Vietnam. She is wearing a traditional costume made with the applique technique, representing the beauty and ingenuity of her people.
VWM has been collecting valuable objects including documents, images, jewlery, textiles, and household items for over 30 years to create a diverse collection. There are authentic, interesting stories behind the objects in our collections. These objects have an importatant connection to a specific person, time or place in history. The stories they tell help create a picture to introduce vistitors to the history, culture and the development of Vietnamese women.
A gift representing beauty and peace made from a war remnant
"Eureka" - a famous exclamation attributed to the Greek mathematician Archimedes has been a familiar expression when it comes to celebrating new discoveries, inventions and creativity. It is also one of the themes of this year’s Museum Week. We will tell you a story with a “eureka factor,” which shows how skillful and talented Vietnamese people were during the wartime.
Bottle lamp of Nun Dam Duyen
With the spirit "All for the front, all for the nation's victory", nun Dam Duyen in Nam Ngan, Thanh Hoa province volunteered to be a courier twice though bonzes did not need to take part in the movement to carry food and weapon and other things to the Dien Bien Phu Campaign.
The Truong Son Money Notes – Mission and Memories
When she donated the Truong Son money notes, grocery tickets and keepsakes from the arduous years on the battlefield
Apology to Vietnam from an American mother
April 30th, 1975 was a remarkable day in Vietnam history. The war ended and the peace came back to the Vietnamese.
Daughter of the legendary Cu Chi Land
The story is about Vo Thi Mo, a staunch, courageous but very humane and altruistic woman. She was the leader of Cu Chi District Women Guerrilla Platoon in the American War.
A love story across half a century
Ho Toan and Hong Minh both joined the resistance wars against the French colonialists and the Americans. They fell in love and got married in 1952 at ATK in Thai Nguyen Province where Hong Minh’s troops were stationed.
Try to visit “My unmarried husband”
This is the love story of ex-soldier Nguyen Thi Hong Nhan and Nguyen Manh Cuong. During the anti-US war of resistance for national salvation, they loved each other but failed to marry.