Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum

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The Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum is a ceramics museum in Pathum Thani, Thailand, covering ceramics in Southeast Asia.

As of May 2013 it is "closed for restoration" and is due to open "early next year, 2014".[1]

The museum opened on 11 May 2005 with exhibits on ancient pottery production in Thailand and the history of Thai and other Asian trade ceramics.[citation needed] This included around 200 ceramics pieces selected from a permanent collection of about 2,000 objects. The core of the collection was donated by Surat Osathanugrah, who also founded Bangkok University.

While many of the ceramics in the collection originate from other countries, most were collected in Thailand. The collection includes ceramics examples from Burma, China, and Vietnam, as well as from Thailand.

The collection includes Khmer ceramics, mostly from old kiln sites in the province of Buriram. There are also examples of prehistoric Thai pottery, dating from 2500BC to 0AD years ago. The museum has the largest generally accessible collection of ceramics from the Tak-Omkoi sites located in western Thailand.

The Shard Archive and an extensive library are available for use by researchers.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum". Retrieved 2013-05-12. 

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Coordinates: 14°02′21″N 100°36′58″E / 14.039044°N 100.616049°E / 14.039044; 100.616049