By The Nation
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in 1962, praised the Father of Thai history, His late Royal Highness, Prince Damrong Rajanubhab, as an important person of the world. He is the first Thai person to be honoured. The next year, HRH Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs, the great architect of Siam, was also honoured. Both are considered as playing an important role in laying the essential foundation for education and the arts, making history, archaeology and art of Siam widely learned in education systems since the King Rama V period.
The special exhibition consists of over 300 antiques and multimedia under various subheads. The two continued to exchange letters discussing matters in the field of science. The handwritten letters contain commentary and exposition on various matters.
The exhibition at the Sivamok Phiman Throne Hall, Bangkok National Museum is open from 9am to 4pm (closed on Monday and Tuesday and on public holidays). The exhibition, which opened on August 19, can be viewed until November 19. Entrance fee is Bt30.