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The Museum of Cultures of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups
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Table of Content
3. Gallery No.3
2. Gallery No.2
4. Gallery No.4
5. Gallery No.5
1. Gallery No.1
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Introduction
6. Open-air Exhibition
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Introduction
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he Museum of the Cultures of Vietnam’s
Ethnic Group (MCVE) is located in the
center of Thái Nguyên City, about 80km
north of Hà Nội on National Highway 3.

MCVE was built in 1960. At first, it was
named Việt Bắc Museum, with it functions
and tasks of scientific research and
educating the traditions of culture and
revolutionary struggle history of ethnic
groups in Việt Bắc.

With the concern from the Party and
Government, specifically from Ministry of
Culture, Sports and Tourism, MCVE has
developed day by day. During the past 50
years, the Museum has conducted hundreds
of researches and collections all over the
country, acquiring nearly 30,000 valuable
objects. These were important for the
Museum to prepare the permanent and
open-air exhibitions to serve the domestic
and international visitors.

MCVE is well known for its architecture,
which won the Hồ Chí Minh Prize, situated
on an area of 40,000 m
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by the poetic Cầu
River and the center of Thái Nguyên City

The exhibition system of Museum of the
Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic Groups was
built based on the ethnic language groups
in combination with regional cultures,
introducing the cultural identities of 54
ethnic groups associated with ecological
landscapes of every area, including 5
Galleries.



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Gallery No.1
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xhibits and introduces cultures of
ethnic groups of Việt- Mường language
group (Kinh, Mường, Thổ, Chứt). Local
people here mainly live on wet rice
cultivation and fishing. In spiritual life,
they worship their ancestors. Their
traditional handicrafts develop at high
level.

In an area of 250m
2
, this gallery
introduces the common and particular
cultural elements of the four ethnic
groups according to three areas: plain,
valley and mountain.

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Gallery No.2
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n this gallery, cultures of ethnic
groups of Tày - Thái language group
are exhibited and introduced.

This language group includes Tày,
Thái, Nùng, Giáy, Lào, Lự, Sán
Chay, Bố Y. Most of the people
mainly live in stilted houses,
cultivate rice fields on valleys and
along the rivers or streams, which
irrigated by canals, bamboo troughs
and water wheels.

Handicrafts such as weaving and
forging are fairly developed with
beautiful and sophisticated products.
Also they have a rich spiritual life
with many attractive Xòe dances as
well as Then songs.

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Pottery art
Thái people
Water wheel
Xòe dancing
Weaving
Stilted house
Thái people
Forging vocation
Nùng An people
Gallery No.3
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xhibiting and introducing cultures
of ethnic groups of three language group
H’mông - Dao: (H’mông, Dao, Pà Thẻn),
Ka Đai(La Chí, La Ha, Cờ Lao, Pu Péo)
and Tibeco – Burman(Lô Tô, Phù Lá, Hà
Nhì, La Hủ, Cống, Si La.










The people are good at cultivation on
burnt – over land and terrace fields.
Periodic market is an activity which
clearly shows the cultural characters of
mountainous area including gastronomy,
attire, embroidery, printing patterns on
fabric, performing music and pan – pipe
dancing.

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Gallery No.4
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xhibiting and introducing cultures
of 21 ethnic groups of Môn - Khmer -
language group (Ba Na, Brâu, Bru – Vân
Kiều, Chơ Ro, Co, Cơ Ho, Cơ Tu, Gié
Triêng, H’rê, Kháng, Khmer, Khơ Mú,
Mảng, Xinh Mun, Mnông, Ơ Đu, Mạ,
Rơ Măm, Tà Ôi, Xơ Đăng, Xtiêng).

The people are in scattered places in the
North – East, Central – Central
Highlands and South Vietnam. They live
mainly on cultivating on burnt – over
land by making holes for the seeds with
a digging stick.
Architectures of communal house and
long house on the Central Highlands
and pagoda of the Khmer people;
weaving handicraft and community
cultural festivals and unique cultural
features of the Môn – Khmer people.

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Gallery No.5
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xhibiting and introducing cultures
of ethnic groups of the Malayo –
Polynesian language group(Chăm, Gia
Rai, Ê Đê, Raglai, Chu Ru) and Chinese
language group(Hoa, Ngái, Sán Dìu)

Ethnic groups of Malayo – Polynesian
language group inhabit mainly on the
red-soil Central Highlands and coastal
stretches of land in Central Vietnam; the
Austronesia culture . Ethnic groups of
Chinese language group inhabit in the
North, Central and South Vietnam;
Chinese culture has the patriarchy
characteristics.
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6. Open-air Exhibition
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pen-air exhibition s of the Museum of the
Cultures of Vietnam’s Ethnic group were opened to
public in May, 2010. This open space, where folk
cultural activities are held, is used to support
permanent exhibitions.

On an area of approximately 36.000 m
2
, open-air
exhibitions express identities of ethnic groups
living in different regions of Vietnam including
Northern Mountainous Region , Northern Valley,
Northern Midland and Plain, Coastal region, the
central Highland and Mekong Delta Region.
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