Located in Central Vietnam’s Hue, Lebadang Memory Space is the first museum of contemporary art that opened in April this year.
The eponymous museum is dedicated to Lebadang, a Vietnamese painter, engraver and sculptor who was naturalised in France in 1980. The privately-owned museum boasts a comprehensive collection of 293 contemporary artwork pieces, ranging from paper-cuttings to sculptures.
Surrounding the museum are some 2,532 plants and trees, spread across 16,000m2 of space across five function areas. This outdoor area is good for larger events with 200 to 300 people, and can even take in a stage. Meanwhile, the Space Signature Roof Top is able to host intimate gatherings of around 50 people.
Art immersion tours can also be arranged for private groups. Catering is available upon request, with six set menus to choose from. Rates start from US$200 for a two-hour block, for usage of the Space Cafe & Bistro which can hold up to 50 people. For a complete museum buyout, rates start from US$600, also for a two-hour block.
A second phase of development for the museum is in the plans, and works include the construction of an underground multifunctional room that can hold up to 150 pax. The project will be completed at the end of 2020.
Trinh Thi Hue, business development manager of Lebadang Memory Space, said: “Hue is already famous for the old and traditional, but we are now moving forward with a new art legacy of the city.”