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In the Limelight: A Selection of Our Museums’ Finest Pieces

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Period:21 Sep 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

Address:4, Somdet Phra Pin Klao Rd., Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Tel:+6624468056, +6622241333

Service day:Everyday, Service hours: 10:00-18:00

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Until Sept 30, Bangkokians and visitors will be mesmerised by 166 precious and rare objects owned by 60 public and private museums nationwide at the “In the Limelight: A Selection of Our Museums’ Finest Pieces” exhibition at Issarawinitchai Throne Hall, the National Museum Bangkok, near Sanam Luang.

Among the masterpieces are King Rama I’s portable wooden and leather chair for use during wars, King Rama IV’s work table, His Majesty the King’s childhood toys, a silver box which was one of Their Majesties the King and Queen’s wedding souvenirs, a former Supreme Patriarch’s wooden and ivory praying fan, jor por ror pottery commissioned and presented by King Rama V to temples, and the first lottery ticket in Thailand called huai kor khor.

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Precious and rare Thai items on display

Until Sept 30, Bangkokians and visitors will be mesmerised by 166 precious and rare objects owned by 60 public and private museums nationwide at the “In the Limelight: A Selection of Our Museums’ Finest Pieces” exhibition at Issarawinitchai Throne Hall, the National Museum Bangkok, near Sanam Luang.

Among the masterpieces are King Rama I’s portable wooden and leather chair for use during wars, King Rama IV’s work table, His Majesty the King’s childhood toys, a silver box which was one of Their Majesties the King and Queen’s wedding souvenirs, a former Supreme Patriarch’s wooden and ivory praying fan, jor por ror pottery commissioned and presented by King Rama V to temples, and the first lottery ticket in Thailand called huai kor khor.

The show is an extended part of the “Thailand Museum Expo 2016 — Amazing Thai Museums” fair, which is open to the public free of charge from 9am-6pm until tomorrow.

There is also the display of Creative Fine Arts products and Thai handicrafts and outstanding work and masterpieces of 45 museums, educational institutes and companies, as well as seminars, lectures and cultural performances.

According to Fine Arts Department Director-General Anandha Chuchoti, the fair is being held to mark Thai Museum Day, which was yesterday under the Cabinet Resolution of 1995. This year’s event is bigger than ever because it celebrates the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King’s accession to the throne and Her Majesty the Queen’s 84th birthday under the concept of working together to make Thai museums living learning sources.

Culture Minister Veera Rojpojanarat said the event is a good start for state, private temple and community museums, collectors and entrepreneurs to join forces to raise awareness of the role of Thai museums as learning sources outside schools for people of all walks of life.

He hopes participants will gain knowledge, exchange opinions and experiences and use what they have learned to improve their museums.

Admission is free until tomorrow. After that, visitors must pay entrance fees. Call the National Museum Bangkok on 02-224-1333 or 02-446-8056.

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4, Somdet Phra Pin Klao Rd., Phra Borom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

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