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Wed 21st Feb
Great and Good Friends Exhibition

In commemoration of 200 years of friendship between the United States and the Kingdom of Thailand, U.S. Consul General Jennifer Harhigh today announced in Chiang Mai the U.S. Government is organizing an exhibition at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles displaying the official gifts exchanged between the two nations at significant moments over the past 200 years. The museum is in the Ratsadakorn-bhibhathana Building, The Grand Palace Bangkok.

The exhibition, titled Great and Good Friends, will be the marquee event to celebrate the bicentennial of U.S.-Thai relations. It will open March 21, 2018 and run through June 30, 2018. Museum hours; open daily 9am until 4.30pm (last admission 3.30pm). Admission Fee; Adults 150thb, Seniors (over 65) 80thb, Students (with ID) 50thb, Youth (12-18) 50thb, Children under 12 Free/

“The Great and Good Friends exhibit will celebrate the lasting, durable bond between the people of the United States and Thailand. I first learned about this friendship as an exchange student in Bangkok in 1992, and I am particularly excited about the opportunity to share this remarkable history with a whole new generation of young people.” said Consul General Jennifer Harhigh. “We will be traveling all over Thailand with a virtual exhibit and mobile roadshow so people throughout the country can share in the bicentennial celebration.”

Great and Good Friends underscores the significant bilateral ties—in trade, education, health, and people-to-people exchange—that helped established Thailand as America’s oldest treaty ally in the region. The exhibition will feature royal gifts from Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, King Prajadhipok, King Chulalongkorn, and King Mongkut to and from respective American presidents. Most of these gifts have never been seen by the public, and many will be displayed in Thailand for the first time. The gifts tell a story of two worlds uniting on the basis of goodwill and understanding.

For more information: www.greatandgoodfriends.com or contact [email protected]