Thai House at Moesgaard opened after renovation

H.E. Ms. Vimon Kidchob, Ambassador of Thailand to Denmark, attended on 27 September 2017 together with Ms. Pratana Disyattat, Minister Counsellor at the embassy in Copenhagen, the Opening Ceremony of the Thai House at Moesgaard Museum in Aarhus upon the completion of a major renovation.

The ceremony was attended by more thsn 50 people from relevant parties including the Royal Thai Embassy in Copenhagen, Moesgaard Museum, and Thai communities in Aarhus and nearby areas.

The Thai House is an old Thai style wooden house from Sri Ayutthaya Province. It was a given in 1975 to the museum as a gift from Dr. Pensak Chagsuchinda, the President of Raindrop Foundation and the spouse of H.E. Mr. Frantz Howitz, former Danish Ambassador to Thailand.

The renovation was completed in the first week of September 2017 with financial support from the Royal Thai Government. The project is a result of the close cooperation between the Royal Thai Embassy in Copenhagen and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand, the Department of Fine Arts, the Raindrop Foundation and Moesgaard Museum.

The Thai House is the only foreign piece of architecture on the grounds of Moesgaard Museum and represents the long relations between Thailand and Denmark of 400 years.

In the past, HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark have visited the Thai House on seperate occasions.

The opening also marked the end of the assignment of Ms. Vimon Kidchob, as Thai Ambassador to Denmark.

During the renovation – or the “re-authentication” as it may technically be called – members of the Sawasdee ThaI Dansk Forening had prepared Thai food daily for the Thai architect and three skilled workers from Thailand who had been working on the project and at the opening, the members of the association had also prepared all the food.

Chairman of the the Sawasdee Thai Dansk Forening, Suphan Ruengkratok, presented a cultural Thai dance performed by members of the association and participated in the ceremony of sending off the Thai Ambassador after the completion of her term in Denmark.




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