Southeast Asian Music Museum planned at Mahidol University

Come 2013, a new museum will open in Mahidol University in Bangkok showcasing the musical cultures of Southeast Asia.

Thai musical instruments, Bangkok Post 20110412

Southeast Asian music museum soon to be a reality
Bangkok Post, 12 April 2011

Two years from now, Thailand will have a new museum on Southeast Asian music under a Mahidol University’s College of Music project to honour the princess of Thai heritage and culture.

Assoc Prof Sugree Charoensook, dean of the Mahidol’s College of Music, revealed that he is seeking support for this project and hoping many people will visit the Music Museum of Southeast Asia, which will become a symbol of the country’s continuing cultural development.

“Southeast Asia has a rich musical tradition and cultural heritage. I hope that preserving and researching this heritage can bring us together.” The university will open the Music Museum of Southeast Asia in 2013. “It will be seven-storeys and 20,000-square metres and will have the purpose of celebrating the music of all Southeast Asian cultures,” he said.

The full story here.


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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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