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Vietnamese Women’s Museum

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

越南妇女博物馆是越南最好的博物馆之一了,除了所有内容有英文注解外,也提供免费的人工导览服务。博物馆大部分区域都被免费wi-fi信号覆盖。

除了有临时展外,每一楼层有不同主题的永久展。展览由2楼开始,主题是Women in Family。一上楼的小区域展示的是街头流动妇女小贩的生活。她们往往来自附近乡下,来到大城市租廉价房,每天起早贪黑的工作,就为了养活乡下的家人。有的丈夫工伤残疾或死亡,家庭重担完全落在妇女身上。

主展厅内容则包括越南各民族的婚俗以及妇女生育的习俗与医疗系统变革。
越南少数民族

越南喜帖

女方给男方的聘礼

3楼的主题是Women in History,大家可以看到很多很特别的历史照片,重点是突出越南妇女在解放斗争中扮演的重要角色,如同参观中国的红色博物馆。
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越南女兵

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越南小女子抓获美国大兵

Vietnamese Women's Museum
煤油灯

4楼的主题是Women’s fashion,可以看到越南各民族传统服饰,甚至有一处地方可以免费试戴传统头巾。
Bảo tàng phụ nữ Việt Nam

越南虽然是个共产国家,传统“封建迷信”思想却在民间根深蒂固的存在。越南妇女博物馆也推出一个特别展,展示民间的圣母崇拜。
Vietnamese Women's Museum

Vietnamese Women's Museum

Vietnamese Women's Museum

Although Vietnam is in name a Communist state, the practice of mother goddess worship endures through much of the country. Mother Goddesses are thought to represent heaven, earth, water, mountains, and forests. They are celebrated in rituals as symbols of fertility and creation. For the first time, the worship of Mother Goddesses is on display at a public museum in Hanoi. The exhibition, “Worshiping Mother Goddesses: Heart – Beauty – Joy,” opened at the Vietnam Women’s Museum on 5 January 2012. Its installation comes after two years of research among practitioners by the Vietnam Women’s Union.

Organizers of the exhibition reported approval difficulties with local authorities. According to anthropologist and Mother-Goddess-worship specialist Professor Ngo Duc Thinh, these problems are unsurprising, “since in the past, the worship was seen as superstition.” However, signs suggest a change, since Mother Goddess worship is at last “being officially acknowledged in modern society.” The ritual may be proposed as an UNESCO cultural heritage. This exhibition may be the first step towards greater recognition and appreciation of the ritual, as Vietnamese anthropologists propose to found a private museum focused on the worship of Mother Goddesses.

Vietnamese Women's Museum

Vietnamese Women's Museum

Vietnamese Women's Museum

Address: 36 Ly Thuong Kiet – Hoan Kiem – Hanoi – Vietnam
Admission: 20,000d
Hours: 8am-5pm, daily
Website: http://womenmuseum.org.vn