National Museum removes dolls gallery


PV Desk : The National Museum in Bangladesh has removed its gallery of dolls to make way for glass exhibits.

The setting-up of a new gallery at the expense of a permanent set-up has been described as ‘unorthodox’ by two keepers of the museum, who requested to remain anonymous.

They said the decision to dump the dolls gallery on the second floor was “made solely” by the museum’s Director General Faizul Latif Chowdhury, who has held the position since 2014.

But Chowdhury would not hear any of it.

He refused to explain his decision and instead accused this correspondent of “politicising the matter for the sake of controversy”.

“I don’t want to discuss this. It is a matter of politics. You’ve been invited to come here. Who invited you here? I think this is political, so I don’t want to talk about it.”