June 23, 2005

Pathetic Chennai Government Museum

Nearly 75 per cent of the bronzes from the Chennai Government Museum's world-famous collection are not on display. The reason: no space and no funds to create space.

"Things would be much smoother if the museum became an independent entity with financial and decision-making autonomy," said an official.
"The British Museum in London uses government support and private donors, but has independence in its operations."
The museum here was considering approaching the Government to restructure its position. "This might improve the overall situation," the official said.

Read the entire article in The Hindu.

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