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Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam. | by suraark
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Museum of Ethnology, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology preserves documents and objects in an effort to conserve the cultural heritage of various Vietnamese ethnic groups. According to its mission, it "showcases the lives, cultural activities, and identities of Vietnam's 54 ethnic communities" (official catalog 6). The museum, which serves as a research center as well, has collected more than 25,0000 objects from among the peoples of Vietnam.

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Taken on December 15, 2013