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October 30th, 2015
A visit to Office of Ten Traditional Thai Crafts (or Chang Sip Mu) plus more-A Siam Society day trip
A visit to Office of Ten Traditional Thai Crafts (or Chang Sip Mu)
and Two very interesting temples in Nakhon Pathom Province
A Siam Society STUDY Day TRIP
Friday, 30 October 2015
Khun Somlak Charoenpot
Chairperson of the Study Trip Committee, The Siam Society
Thai artworks are respected as a valuable heritage of the country. They were created by Chang or Artisans who harmonized their ideas, skill and esthetics of beauty with their social ideology and beliefs. In ours long history, all kings of Thailand have been kindly patronizing and supporting of artworks and all artisans. The artisans created marvelous workpieces to serve the royal commands on various occasions. The workpieces were finely made using conventional practices and royal customs, so they were called “Ngan Chang Luang” or ARTWORKS OF ROYAL ARTISANS. Very often, Chang Luang or royal artisans were local craftmen who were from different regions. They performed their tasks so well that were given honours like ":master of the artisans". However, Chang Luang is more distinguished then other types of artisans as they were chosen to serve the Royal Court
In Thailand today, some artworks of the royal artisans have been continued by artisans working at the Office of Ten Traditional Thai Crafts or at Chang Sip Mu of the Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture. Interestingly, Ten Traditional Thai Crafts refers to a number of craftemen from ten groups of crafts including drawing and painting, carving, sculpturing, engraving, molding, embossing, metal beating, lacquering, casting and turning.
Under the leadership of Khun Somlak Charoenpot, Chairperson of the Study Trip Committee, The Siam Society will organize a day trip for members to visit and learn about the works of artisans working at the Office of Ten Traditional Thai Crafts in Nakhon Pathom province. Members will spend the afternoon visiting interesting temples, a museum and very interesting multicolored new porcelain and newly designed works of art in two temples in the same area.
The group will depart the Siam Society by bus at 8:30 a.m. and expected to return to the Society on the same day at 5:30 p.m.
A contribution of Bt. 1,850 per person (Bt. 2,050 for non-member) will cover transportation, lunch at local restaurant on the bank of Nakhon Chai Si River, entrance fees to museum, a donation to the Siam Society, and all arrangements to make the trip possible. Please pay by cash or cheque (payable to ‘The Siam Society’). Alternatively you can deposit/transfer the money to the Siam Society travel account at the Thai Military Bank, Asoke Branch saving account no. 053-2-18000-7. Please fax or e-mail the deposit or transfer docket to us. There is a 4% surchare for credit/debit card payment to cover bank charges.
Please book your place as soon as possible, so that appropriate can be made. For further information and bookings please contact Khun Prasert or Khun Ekkarin at Tel.0-2661-6470-3, Fax.0-2258-3491 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Siam Society office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday.