HCMC museum puts 300 new acquisitions on display

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The Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum Saturday opened a display of about 300 artifacts it acquired over the last five years (2006 to 2010).

The displayed works include paintings, statutes and sketches made before and after 1975, when the Vietnam War ended. They are among 1388 items collected by the museum in the five years, officials said. 

Works by famous Vietnamese artists including Nguyen Gia Tri, Tu Duyen, Kim Bach, Quach Phong and Tran Nguyen Dan are included in the exhibition.

The display marks the completion of restoration work on a two-storied building, built early 20th century, at the museum.  The restoration has retained the design and structure of the 1,000 square meter building.

The exhibition is open at the newly-restored building, 97 Pho Duc Chinh in District 1. The museum, which has more than 20,000 exhibits, attracts about 200,000 visitors a year.

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