This exhibition has been jointly produced by:

Asian Cultural History Program, Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution

(Washington, D.C., USA)
The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage
(Bangkok, Thailand)

In cooperation with Vajiravudh College

Virtual exhibition design and production by: Mr. Randy Scott Tims
Thai version layout and production by: Dr. Nyle Spoelstra

Based on the book by Lisa McQuail, “Treasures of Two Nations: Thai Royal Gifts to the United States of America” (Asian Cultural History Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, USA, 1997)


The Siam Society
Under Royal Patronage






Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri

Project Manager and Organizer:
Mrs. Monita Singhakowin

"Royal Gifts" Working Committee, Council of 2000-2002:
Mrs. Monita Singhakowin
Dr. Woraphat Arthayukti
Mr. Vora-Poj Snidvongs

Mr. Michael Wright expertly reconciled the English and Thai versions of the text.

Special thanks to Siam Society Staff:
Mr. Euayporn Kerdchouay, General Manager
Ms. Kanitha Kasina-Ubol
, Assistant General Manager

Asian Cultural History Program
National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian Institution

Natural History Building

Director, Asian Cultural History Program:
Paul Michael Taylor

Virtual Exhibition Curators:
Paul Michael Taylor and Randy Scott Tims

Virtual Exhibition Design and Production:
Randy Scott Tims

Special thanks to Smithsonian Staff and Volunteers: Robert Costello, Dennis Hasch, Li-Pei Hung, Courtney O'Callaghan, David Pomarede, Carolyn Rose, Michael Ross, Ricky Sarnowski, Joyce Sommers, Michelle Tims, Michael Tuttle, Erna Wiasih

This exhibition has been organized and produced by the Smithsonian Institution and The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage, in cooperation with Vajiravudh College.

Vajiravudh College
Professor Dr. Chai-Anan Samudavanija

Project Manager and Virtual Exhibition Production:
Dr. Nyle Spoelstra

Special thanks to the students, instructors and resource persons in the Thawi Panya Program at Vajiravudh College for their assistance in preparing the Thai text and in producing the Thai web site layout.