BANGKOK, Thailand – The Fine Arts Department has unveiled plans to refurbish all the 44 national museums nationwide after finding they rarely attract local tourists.
According to the Fine Arts Department director-general Anake Sihamart, the government has set aside 200 million baht for the program, aimed at overhauling facilities within the museums and improving their calendars of cultural events to attract more visitors.
Currently, most of the national museums are criticized for lacks of modern facilities to guide visitors, having no interaction activities in giving knowledge relating to artifacts being displayed.
The Director-General said ways of presentation of the artifacts will be modernized while more traditional performances such as Khon and Likae will be included at each museum’s program. Mobile museums will be arranged more often.
The improvement will start at the National Museum in Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok.