The National Archives of Thailand, Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, together with the Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation and ThaiBev, organized the exhibition “Celebrating the National Glass Plate Negatives Registered as UNESCO Memory of the World”
at the National Gallery, Chao Fa Road, Bangkok. The exhibition aimed to celebrate the occasion of UNESCO announcing the inclusion of the Royal Photographic Glass Plate Negatives and Original Prints Collection in the Memory of the World Register in 2017. The National Archives curated 150 images from a total of 35,427 plates.
In 2020, the exhibition entitled “Glass Plate Negatives: Stories that Transcend Time”
was held in the Main Exhibition Hall on the eighth floor of the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre from 10 July to 20 September 2020. Than Phu Ying Sirikitiya Jensen served as the curator, selecting a total of
102 historical images to display, with an emphasis on photographs that show the changes of Siam in various dimensions
Moreover, ThaiBev provided financial support for the publication of the book “The Glass Plate Negatives from the National Archives: A Thousand Historical Images of Rattanakosin Volume 2.
The National Archives invited proficient professionals and experts on historical photography to select and provide descriptions for 205 images