Bangkok unrest means bad news for museums

Museums in Bangkok worry that the prolonged unrest underway is having a negative impact to visitorships. That said, there still seems to be an upward trend towards museum visitorship over the past few years.

Museums fret as Visitor numbers drop
Bangkok Post, 18 April 2010

Bangkok’s museums are concerned at a continued fall in visitor numbers this year due to the prolonged political stand-off between the government and United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship.

The Ministry of Culture’s Fine Arts Department oversees five museums in the capital and adjacent areas including the Bangkok National Museum, National Gallery, Royal Elephant National Museum, National Museum of Royal Barges, and Silpa Bhirasri Memorial National Museum.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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