Vietnamese fine arts reforms amid integration hinh anh 1In the Ngu Xa trade village in Hanoi. (Photo: VNA)
A host of solutions to shape up the Vietnamese fine arts market, which is less developed than its regional peers, were put forward at a workshop in Hanoi on July 30.

Dominant discussion topics included State incentives for fine arts-sponsoring corporations and businesses, operations of museums and galleries, the spread of art in daily life, policies for private art collections and museums, market analysis from perspectives of art fair buyers and international experiences.

Participants pointed out that the fine arts sector is losing valuable pieces to foreign buyers while art appraisal processes have yet to involve well-regarded experts, critics and museums.

Amid the current economic and cultural integration, the research and management of the fine arts market is an urgent issue, they said, adding that improving art quality and popularity is a major goal for the next 10 years.

To that end, several opinions called for establishing a fine arts foundation and a Vietnam gallery association, installing art in public spaces, opening appraisal and auction centres, offering tax incentives to sponsors, and facilitating the opening of private museums.

The event was hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition.-VNA