via Bangkok Post, 31 August 2020: This new exhibition based on the correspondence between two Thai princes was featured previously. The exhibition is on at the Bangok National Museum from now until November.
In celebration of the Fine Arts Department’s (FAD) 109th anniversary and Thai Heritage Conservation Day back in April, the National Museum presents a new exhibition titled: “Reflection On The Thai Arts Through San Somdet, The Correspondence Between HRH Prince Narisara Nuvadtivongs And HRH Prince Damrong Rajanubhab.”
On view until Nov 19, this exhibition is a reinterpretation of timeworn letters written by Prince Naris and Prince Damrong between 1914 and 1943 and have significant cultural significance. Visitors can also admire a showcase of rare artefacts, artworks, photographs, diagrams and multimedia presentations relevant to what the two princes discovered and documented.
“Prince Damrong and Prince Naris were the sons of King Rama IV, so they were really close. They wrote a lot of letters to discuss different topics regarding history, archaeology, culture, natural science, literature, art, music and more. At that time, the two princes seemed like modern scholars who brought the East to meet West. However, due to the political situation, Prince Damrong later moved to Penang while Prince Naris remained in Thailand but they still kept a correspondence,” said Nitaya Kanokmongkol, the director of the National Museum.
Source: A royal take on heritage