Jim Thompson Life & Legend Thai House & Museum Visitor Information Bangkok's Leading Host Special Events


  • Lecture: Silk-making processes at Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company
    Sunday, August 31st, 2008, at 2:00-4:00 pm
    At Ayara Hall, The Jim Thompson House Museum compound

    “Silk-making processes at Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company,” a special talk, will explain all processes of silk production done at the Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company. The lecture includes pre-production processes at the Jim Thompson farm, such as mulberry cultivation and silkworm raising, and all production steps at the Jim Thompson factory. This program will be presented in the form of a casual talk with lecture, including a slide show to illustrate the environment and working processes at Jim Thompson’s factory. The program will be moderated by Jarupatcha Achavasmit, a textile designer.

    Lecturers: managers of each department at Jim Thompson farm and Jim Thompson factory, Pak Thong Chai district (Khorat province)

  • Kids Workshop: The process of natural dying and weaving
    Sunday, September 28th, 2008, at 1:00-5:00 pm
    At William Warren Library, Henry B. Thompson Building

    This workshop will be held for children, ages 8-12 years, limited to 20 persons, to participate in the workshopweaving and winding”. The workshop will acknowledge on weaving processes, including preparation process of threads till weaving process itself. All of these processes will be divided into sections, and the participants will go through each section one by one until complete all. They will take part in each procedure involved in dyeing and weaving in order to learn all about silk production.

    Leaders: Surisara Bua-nin (Kru Oam) and Piyaporn Mongkolsilp (Kru Oan), from Roog-arun School.

  • Lecture: The Growth of Isan Textiles; from local to macro economy
    Sunday, November 2nd, 2008, at 1:00-3:00 pm
    At William Warren Library, Henry B. Thompson Building

    The lecture will discuss on women’s role in the society through weaving, which has enormous impact on the change in Isan community, from the past till present. This change has become trim on cultural and traditional basis, indicating that weaving still acts as cultural capital for Isan women and motherhood’s household and economical roles.

    Therefore, way of weaving has shifted from the small-scaled local to the industrial. The lecture will explain the changing and shifting procedure, as well as the impact on Isan community as a whole.

    Lecturers: Ajarn Suriya Samuthakupta (expert on Isan culture and textiles) and Dr. Pandit Chanrochanakit (Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Ramkhamhaeng University

For more information, and applications to attend programs, please contact:
Khun Somsuda Piamsumrit
The Jim Thompson Art Center
Tel: 02-612-6741
Tel / Fax: 02-219-2911
E-mail: education@jimthompsonhouse.com

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