Museum opening faces opposition – Conservation panel unhappy with plans

Museum opening faces opposition - Conservation panel unhappy with plans - The Nation, May 24, 2005
The National Discovery Museum project, the brainchild of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has hit its first hurdle with opposition from the Committee for the Conservation of Rattanakosin and Old Towns.
Unless the conflict is resolved, the opening of the museum, scheduled for December next year, will have to be postponed, said Phuthorn Bhumadhon, director of the museum for the National Discovery Museum Institute (NDMI).
The museum is to be housed in the old Commerce Ministry building in Tha Tian. However, since the three-storey building is very old, only the 1,200-square-metre first floor can be used as exhibition space, while the second and third floors would be museum offices...
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