Boi Tran Garden (formerly Boi Tran Art Gallery) is a privately owned exquisite international compound for art, antiques, Hue culinary culture, and traditional wooden architecture. Nestled on Thien An Hill, proud but comforting, where the wind frightens the centuries old pine trees, and the bashful, even prudish, flowers triumph over the rain, a place some leading Vietnamese artists’ masterpieces such as Victor Tardieu, Vu Cao Dam, Tran Quang Tran (Nghym), To Ngoc Van, Hoang Tich Chu, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Tran Dong Luong, Ton That Dao, Nguyen Tien Chung, Nguyen Do Cung, Bui Xuan Phai, Diep Minh Chau, Nguyen Sang, Nguyen Trung, and others housed in a more than 100-year-old mansion blended with French Indochina influences.
Founded in 1995, Boi Tran Garden has a heritage and reputation for connoisseurship and exclusive bespoke service for buying and selling art, as well as offers an inviting experience for Hue traditional fine cuisine and history-related stories. Amongst many dignitaries who have graced Boi Tran Garden is Anthony Bourdain who featured Boi Tran and her royal courses in Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown aired on CNN in 2014.
Born in Hue, Vietnam, Boi Tran is a member of the Vietnam Fine Art Association. Since 1996, she has participated in several exhibitions in Hue and also had her works displayed in private collections locally and internationally. Boi Tran excels in oil and lacquer paintings and her works often portray Vietnamese women, maternity, nature, and religion.
Chau M Le
Doan Thuc D Tran — Bem
General Manager, Photographer
Bachelor of International Business Administration, Thuc Doan has been a specialist, manager with invaluable experience in promoting Vietnam culture & heritage through an intersection of art & antiques collection, Hue culinary culture and centuries old architecture at Boi Tran Garden since 2011 and as an independent curator with expertise in the development of private Vietnamese art collections, offering curatorial, consultancy and market intelligence services for art collectors, buyers and consignors and serves as Vietnamese Topics Advisor, Translator, Interpreter providing reference catalogue, scholarly translated articles and insightful information for Christie’s.
Prior to that, she worked as a MICE assistant and later as a marketing assistant (2014-2018) with knowledge of a rich tapestry of Asia history-tied cultures, age-old traditions and modern life, especially in Vietnam at TerraVerde Travel.
Thuc Doan is a Scopus author in the Journal of High Technology Management Research issued by Elsevier in 2018.