International Museum Day has been celebrated all over the world on May 18th since 1977. Each year, a theme is decided on by the Advisory Committee. The event provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them to the challenges that museums face if they are to be - as in the ICOM definition of museums - "an institution in the service of society and of its development".
The 2005 theme is "Museums Bridging Cultures ". Suggested activities to celebrate this event.
I have driven 500 miles to see an exhibit...geek that I am.
Have you visited many museums in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia? Can you recommend any?
Hi Evie Nus
Thailand mostly has temples, though I visited the hilltribes museum in Chiang Rai in the north.
I don't recall any museums in Laos.
Check out the pictures in My Photo Gallery for Cambodia
Hey Evie Nus,
The National Museum in Bangkok is very good.
Within the walking distance of the Grand Palace is one of the largest and most comprehensive museums in Southeast Asia. Bangkok's National Museum houses a vast collection of artefacts found in all parts of the country ranging from neolithic times, Sukhothai, Ayutthaya to the Bangkok period. The complex, once used as a palace, consists of several old but beautiful buildings of colourful Thai architectural design."
In Phnom Penn, there is the "National museum" (not that big but worth a look to see some of the Khmer stone art from Angkor). Also the "Genocide (or Torture) Museum" is well worth the time to visit.