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Glass Plate Negatives: Stories That Transcend Time

Date : 10 July 2020 - 20 September 2020
Location: Main gallery, 8th Floor
By The Fine Arts Department, The National Archives of Thailand, Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation, Thai Beverage Public Company Limited, The Royal Photographic Society of Thailand and The Photographic Arts Foundation
Opening Ceremony: Thursday 9th July 2020


This exhibition focuses on change, and on Siam as it gradually moves towards a unique blend of 'East meets West.' The intention is to create a historic journey which takes place in the present within the Bangkok Arts & Cultural Center, a journey which showcases the defining experiences and aspects of life in late 19th century and early 20th century Siam.

The audience moves in parallel with King Chulalongkorn as he travels throughout Siam with his family, an experience that is both calm and intimate. The King's travels end in disruption, of which serves to be reflective of change in Siam. Change is neither immediate nor abrupt, however, as the audience unhurriedly experiences a range of emotions: a sense of stillness from the everyday, a sense of curiosity and fun that comes with the presence of new cultures and perspectives in unexpected places, and an excitement that arises out movement and change. In the end, we journey with Siam from the reigns of King Rama IV to King Rama Vll as the country moves forward to become what it is today.

For more exhibition information and virtual tour, please visit virtualarchives.nat.go.th/glassplate/en/
For more information, please contact
The National Archives of Thailand
Tel. 02-2811599
Email: contact@nat.go.th
Website: www.nat.go.th
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