Address: Dusit Thani Bangkok, 946, Rama 4 Rd., Si Lom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand See map
0 reply, 1,008 viewed
Bangkok Post reviews
Unravelling threads of the past
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: October 9, 2013 at 8:06 am
The ‘Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time: Textiles and Dress at the Thai Court and Beyond’ symposium will take place at Dusit Thani Bangkok from Nov 6-9.
An international symposium will be run by the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles (QSMT) to encourage the exchange of knowledge about royal dress and textile traditions of Asia.
Entitled "Weaving Royal Traditions Through Time: Textiles and Dress at the Thai Court and Beyond", the symposium will take place at Dusit Thani Bangkok on Rama IV Road from Nov 6-9.
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn will graciously preside over the official opening of the symposium and will also deliver the opening address.
The four-day event aims to introduce the world-class museum to an international audience and to provide both Thais and foreigners with the opportunity to learn more about the importance and history of royal textiles and court fashion.
Presentation topics will include Indian, Chinese and Cambodian textiles at the Thai court; a late 19th-century royal collection of Indonesian batik recently discovered in the Grand Palace Inner Court; Thai influences on Myanmarese royal dress; a textile tribute between the courts of mainland Southeast Asia; the conservation and preservation of royal objects in Thailand and beyond; fashion design for modern royalty, and the history and costuming of khon, the traditional court dance-drama recently revived by HM Queen Sirikit.
Speakers include John Guy, Julia Brennan, Sylvia Fraser Lu, Melissa Leventon, Dale Carolyn Gluckman and Sara Reiter from the US; Susan Conway, Michael Pick and Elizabeth Thompson from Great Britain; Bernard Chandran from Malaysia; Gillian Green from Australia; Miki Komatsu from Singapore; Yuzuhura Oyama from Japan; Tshering Uden Penjor from Bhutan, and Patricia Cheesman from Thailand.
Participating Thai speakers include Prapassorn Posrithong, Weeradhamma Taragoonngernthai, Paothong Thongchua, Anucha Thirakanont, and the curatorial and conservation staff of the QSMT.
The conference will be conducted in English (with Thai as the second language) and is open to the public. The registration fee is US$450 or 14,000 baht ($399 or 12,500 baht for students).
The museum is located on the grounds of the Grand Palace in Bangkok. It opened its doors in May 2012 to serve as a centre for learning about textiles, past and present, from Southeast, East, and South Asia, with a special emphasis on the textile heritage of Thailand and the couture wardrobe of HM Queen Sirikit.