Hanoi University of Industrial Fine Arts was established in 1949 becoming the only institution specializing in training officials of industrial fine arts, its precursor was National School of Handicrafts. During its 70-year history of development and maturation, the institution has gone through many stages with many names in each period of history.
In 1949, the National School of Handicrafts was established. In 1955, the institution was named Vietnam School of Handicrafts. The institution was called Intermediate School of Handicrafts in 1958. Intermediate School of Industrial Fine Arts was founded in 1962.
During the period from 1949 to 1962, the institution mainly trained traditional careers: lacquer, ceramic decoration, brocade weaving, bamboo rattan, wood carving, etc. partially contributing to make traditional handicraft prevail in craft villages and create development of cottage industry.
In 1965, the institution was named College of Industrial Fine Arts. In 1984, under the Decision No. 148/HDBT, the College of Industrial Fine Arts changed its name to the University of Industrial Fine Arts as of present.
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