“A Glimpse of Siam through the lens of King Prajadhipok”

Held between 25 August – 30 September 2010

At the Temporary exhibition room on first floor, the heritage building, King Prajadhipok Museum.

Similar to other countries, the instruction of news films and documentaries preceded the development of entertainment films. During his reign, King Prajadhipok made a private collection of his newsreels and documentaries as it was one of his areas of interest before his ascension. He often carried a film camera with him on his travels and called for the founding of the Amateur Film of Siam Association in 1930. His contribution to this field not only resulted in records of many invaluable historical events but was also a testament to his filmmaking skills.

To transport visitors back to Siam during that period, the exhibition showed a selection of newly conserved films from the Thai Film Archive: The Royal Coronation Ceremony of King Prajadhipok, the 12th Anniversary of the Wedding Ceremony between King Prajadhipok and Queen Rambhai Barni, the Royal Tonsure Ceremony of Prince Jirasakdi Suprapart, in the opening ceremony on 25 August 2010.

On 4 September 2010, the exhibition hosted showings of H.M.’s four private films from the official visits as follows:
1. The first official visit to Northern and Payap Precincts in 1926.
2. The visit to Phraya Nakhon Cave in Khao Sam Roi Yot, Prachuap Khiri Khan in 1926.
3. The visit to Pattani Precinct in 1926.
4. The visit to Islands of Java and Bali in 1926.