Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles is located in the Grand Palace in Bangkok Thailand. The museum replaced the 1873 Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building (Thai: หอรัษฎากรพิพัฒน์; RTGSHo Ratsadakon Phiphat) of the Royal Treasury Ministry by a request of Queen Sirikit in 2003. The building was the original organization of the current Crown Property Bureau.

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles is located in Bangkok
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Location in Bangkok
Former name
Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building
Established1873; 150 years ago (1873)
LocationGrand Palace, Bangkok
Coordinates13°45′07″N 100°29′27″E / 13.75195821562753°N 100.49073216326734°E / 13.75195821562753; 100.49073216326734
TypeHistory museum, Textile museum
OwnerVajiralongkorn
Websitewww.qsmtthailand.org

History edit

 
Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building in 1900s

King Chulalongkorn planned to set up a centralized taxing system in Siam. Chulalongkorn established the Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana building on 4 June 1873 to improve efficiency, It later became the Customs Department. The organization and management became more effective under the control of the Royal Treasury Ministry and the Ministry of Finance.[1][2]

Chulalongkorn appointed Chaturonrasmi to lead the organization.[3] The building was designed and built by an Italian.[4] The Crown Property Bureau, which originally collected the monarchy;s assets. One of the purposes was to counter the influence of the Bunnag family who had been in control of wealth collection since early Rattanakosin.[5]

In 1875, the Royal Treasury Ministry was established at the Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building.[6]

Textile museum edit

Queen Sirikit requested permission to renovate a vacant building in 2003 to be a textile museum.[4]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "::Thai::". www.rd.go.th.
  2. ^ "ระบบภาษีไทยในวันที่โลกเปลี่ยน : คุยกับ ปัณณ์ อนันอภิบุตร". 20 September 2017.
  3. ^ "จุฬาลงกรณ์ราชบรรณาลัย". kingchulalongkorn.car.chula.ac.th. Retrieved 7 January 2022.
  4. ^ a b "หอรัษฎากรพิพัฒน์". Revenue Stamps of Thailand (in Thai). 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ Hantrakun 2014, pp. 6–7.
  6. ^ "Ministry of Finance - Thailand".

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