Organization - Ho Chi Minh Museum

Ho Chi Minh Museum
Basic Information
English Ho Chi Minh Museum
Local language Bảo tàng Hồ Chí Minh
Country Vietnam
Category Museum
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Identification
Documentation
Education and Training
Promotion
Revitalization
Established year 1979
Objectives
  • To carry out research on the life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh; consistently researching President Ho Chi Minh in related branches and regions;
  • To collect, gather, inventory, verify scientifically, maintain, store and display documents, objects, and historical vestiges relating to the life and revolutionary career of President Ho Chi Minh at home and abroad in order to introduce more details about his life and revolutionary activities in each historical period;
  • To organize and introduce cadres, people, and foreign visitors to research, and help them learn about President Ho Chi Minh and visit the museum;
  • To hold instructional exhibitions on President Ho Chi Minh’s biography or other subjects related to his revolution;
  • To publish documents, pictures, and other materials on the activities of the Ho Chi Minh Museum and its scientific research;
  • To lay out friendships and scientific cooperation between the museum and leaders in socialist countries;
  • To build programs and comprehensive plans on activities of the Ho Chi Minh Museum to submit to the governmental council for approval and carry out such programs and plans;
  • To administrate cadres, finance, property of the Ho Chi Minh Museum as stipulated by the state.
Introduction

The Ho Chi Minh Museum is in the form of a commemorative well-know person museum, a cultural work to commemorate President Ho Chi Minh. Construction of the museum begun 31 August 1985, and it was inaugurated on 19 May 1990 on the occasion of President Ho Chi Minh’s one hundredth birthday. Renowned Russian architect Garon Isacovic designed the building.

The building is in the shape of a white lotus, which symbolizes President Ho Chi Minh’s simple noble life. It expresses the respect and deep gratitude of the Vietnamese people for their beloved leader and their determination to follow the way that Uncle Ho selected for Vietnam.

There are three main exhibitions at the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Their purposes are:

  • Introducing President Ho Chi Minh’s biography, from his childhood to the time he passed away and the Vietnamese people who implemented his will.
  • Introducing the lives, the fight, and the victory of the Vietnamese people.
  • Introducing world historical events from the late-nineteenth and twentieth century that had a deep impact on the life and career of President Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese revolution.

Ho Chi Minh is presented as a great culturist and as Vietnam’s national liberation hero, who was honored by UNESCO in November 1987 for his leadership as a person with a close relation with the nation.

Major Activities

The Ho Chi Minh Museum regularly holds cultural events relating to President Ho Chi Minh. Over the last three years, the museum has organized:

  • the exhibition President Ho Chi Minh and Russia throughout Archives Documents and on the occasion of 97 years since the Russian October revolution and to commemorate sixty-five years of establishing diplomatic relations between Vietnam and the Russian Federation (1950-2015);
  • the exhibition and scientific conference 45 Years of Implementing the Will of President Ho Chi Minh; a preliminary conference on the project Honoring President Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam National Liberation Hero, Preeminent Culturist;
  • a scientific conference on the subject Independent Declaration – National and Era Values; the exhibitions President Ho Chi Minh – The Person Leads Inspiration and Simple but Noble Examples on the occasion of the 125th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh (19/5/1890-19/5/2015) and to salute the Party Committee’s congress at all levels for the twelfth national representative Party Committee’s congress;
  • the exhibition 65 Years of Vietnam – Russian Federation/Soviet Relationship on the occasion of sixty-five years since establishing diplomatic relations between the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (now Socialist Republic of Vietnam) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (now Russian Federation) (30/1/1950-30/1/2015);
  • the exhibition 85 Years of Vietnam Communist Party – A Glorious Stretch of Road on the occasion of eighty-five years since establishing the Vietnam communist party (3/2/1930-3/2/2015) and for President Ho Chi Minh’s 125th birthday;
  • a photo exhibition to salute sixty-five years of establishing Vietnam-China diplomatic relations;
  • an exhibition and scientific conference; the experimental program Hue Cultural Space and President Ho Chi Minh’s Childhood; the exhibition President Ho Chi Minh with Vietnam – French friendly relation on the occasion of seventy years from the time President Ho Chi Minh formally visited the French republic (1946-2016) and seventy-one years of August revolution success (1945-2016);
  • and the exhibition President Ho Chi Minh and Electoral Sessions of National Assembly Members and Members of People’s Council at All Levels.
Contact Information (Organization)
Website http://www.baotanghochiminh.vn
Address 19 Ngoc Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel +84-4-38455435
Fax +844-38439837
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