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    In a land before time

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 12/09/2018

    » Stepping into the Itsarawinitchai Hall of the National Museum Bangkok, visitors will feel like travelling back in time to the pre- and early historic periods of present-day Thailand at the "From Village To Early State: The Transformation Of Culture In Our Land" exhibition which will run until the end of this month.


    Absurd Thailand, displayed in Germany

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 31/08/2018

    » Hope, desperation and celebration guide the logic of this paradise. "Absurdity In Paradise" is the title of the first Thai contemporary art exhibition to be displayed at Museum Fridericianum in Kassel, Germany, from today until Oct 28.


    In praise of a master

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 13/08/2018

    » One bold pencil stroke after another, Chakrabhand Posayakrit drew a portrait of his physical therapist using his left hand.


    The best of both worlds

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 02/08/2018

    » Adam Rapa, one of the world's most celebrated crossover trumpet artists, will join the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) and conductor Dariusz Mikulski to blur the lines between classical and jazz music in the "Crossing Over" concerts tomorrow at 7pm and on Saturday at 4pm at Prince Mahidol Hall, Salaya.


    Royal beneficence in Nong Ung

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 27/07/2018

    » Eighteen years ago, thousands of local villagers living in the seasonally flooded lower part of tambon Kho Nua in Muang district, Yasothon, learned that their lives would change for the better after His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, then the crown prince, visited them. His royal initiatives to dredge Nong Ung, a dry 430 rai swamp, improve soil quality in the community, and revitalise a damaged forest led to the villagers' better livelihood.


    Exploring Sendai in festival

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 20/06/2018

    » Japan-loving Thais should not miss the Toyotsu Japan Festival 2018, a Japanese lifestyle and food festival, which will be held from June 29 until July 1, 10am-9pm, at Royal Paragon Hall on the 5th floor of Siam Paragon.


    Concerts for a princess

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/05/2018

    » To remember HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana and her support for classical music in Thailand, the Ministry of Culture's Department of Cultural Promotion in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the World Intellectual Property Organisation (Wipo), Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, and the Fund for Classical Music Promotion will host a series of concerts and Thai cultural performances at various venues in Geneva, Switzerland, during June 4-10.


    When photos were works of art

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 28/05/2018

    » Modern technology allows people to capture a dozen pictures per second with a smartphone. In the 19th century, one single photograph on collodion wet plate required an hour of setting up, and for the subject to pose, a process of artistic endeavour unthinkable to the instant generation.


    Jazz on the beach

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 18/05/2018

    » Today and tomorrow, music lovers should not miss the opportunity to enjoy the "Hua Hin International Jazz Festival 2018: Open To The New Shades" on Hua Hin beach, Prachuap Khiri Khan province, from 5pm-midnight. Entry is free.


    Preserving history

    Life, Pichaya Svasti, Published on 30/04/2018

    » Ruins and ancient sites are always under threat from time and disaster. The great flood of 2011, for instance, damaged 128 archeological sites on and around the city island of Ayutthaya. After the incident, the government provided a budget of 600 million baht for the clean-up and restoration work, and there was also financial and technical aid from Unesco, as well as certain foreign countries.

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