IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Pre-Tour, Bangkok

Date: 26th September 2016

Time: 13:00-18:00


Legends through the Threads

 

During one of her visits to a local village in the Northeastern Thailand, Her Majesty the Queen was impressed by an old rag with a pattern so exquisite and unique that she decided should not be left unnoticed. From then on, the Queen has become a patron of the women’s long tradition of weaving and a strong advocate of the local textile. 

 

Legend through the Thread will take you on a journey of Thai culture and civilization, as reflected in the royal clothes and fashion. From elaborated cotton tunic to simple-yet-elegant silk gown, the Thai heritage continues to be told through the loom. 

 

Let’s walk together through the fabric of Thai people’s lives and experience for yourself the thread of Thai legend.


Time Programme
13:00 Meet at registration counter of Bangkok Convention Centre, 1st floor. Then travel on a VIP van to the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Phra Nakhon (40 minutes ride)
Introduction to Queen Sirikit Museum
Museum's collection and exhibition Tour
Khon Activity Studio and souvenir-shopping
Weave and Play with Silk Threads Workshop 
Enjoy Tea time with Thai desserts 
17:00 Programme ends. Travel back to hotel

The Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles

 

The Museum’s mission is to collect, display, preserve, and serve as a center for all who wish to learn about textiles, past and present, from Southeast Asia, South Asia, and East Asia, with a special emphasis on the textiles of, and related to, the royal court and Her Majesty Queen Sirikit.

 

Additionally its goal is to create public awareness of Thai identity and culture, and the beauty of Thai traditional textiles through research, exhibition, and interpretation. The museum’s objectives, set by Her Majesty, are being achieved by the museum staff, and guided by Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. 


Fit For A Queen: Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s Creations by Balmain

 

A new exhibition that focuses on the 22-year-long working relationship between Her Majesty and French couturier Pierre Balmain. 

Dressing Gods and Demons: Costume for Khon

 

In celebrates the auspicious occasion of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit’s 7th cycle birthday anniversary on August 12, 2016. The exhibition describes the origins of Khon and its historical presentation. It then highlights the modern Khon costumes created for the revival of this important art form by Her Majesty. The galleries will display old and new Khon costumes, masks and jewelry.

Museum Etiquette

 

- No cellphone use in the galleries as noise or disturbance is not permitted in the Museum.

- Photography and filming is not permitted in the galleries.

- No food or drinks is allowed into the Museum.

- Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum.


Activity Studio: Khon

 

This is a new activity room named "Khon", a knowledge space that visitors of all ages will have fun learning several activities and understand more about “Khon”. 


Weave and Play with Silk Threads Workshop

 

This workshop is led by Wiwan Lertphokanont of The LOOM, Thailand’s first silk weaving studio. Everyone who joins this workshop can learn the basic techniques of silk weaving from a small loom and the velvety yarn of silk, chenille.


Museum Shop

 

The Museum Shop is the sole retailer of museum-related books, gifts, and other items, as well as the premier retail venue for SUPPORT Foundation products. 

Dress Code

 

Man: No tank tops, must wear shirt with sleeves and long pants. No sandals or flip-flops. Please refrain from wearing all black attire.

 

Women: No tank tops, cropped top, see-through, skintight or sleeveless clothes. No short skirt or shorts. No sandals or flip-flops. Please refrain from wearing all-black attire.


Museum's website: http://www.qsmtthailand.org

Registration deadline: 12th September 2016
Free of charge + First-come, first-served
Please note that the program may change without prior notice.