Written by: Nanticha Sricheewachart ID 59
On 30 June, the class of Politics and Government of Thailand had the opportunity to visit Museum Siam, exploring the history and economy during the 1990’s crisis through the Tom Yum Kung Studies: Lessons (Un) Learned exhibition. The exhibition creatively displayed many aspects of the crisis, including a maze of political cartoons, a room full of bubbles, retro posters, art installations that represent facts from the period, decorative graphing lights, etc. Each display was planned with precision, strategically designed to clearly explain and make it easy to understand for the audience. Infographics in both Thai and English are shown, welcoming foreigners and natives alike.
The exhibition was undoubtedly very useful for the students, who were able to delve into the topic with much interest. Causes of the crisis, its effects, how the people responded, what was done to fix the situation and much more was analyzed. Specifically, the students learned about the bubble society, how the people lived under the IMF, debt, the stress and pressure Thai people were under and who they tried to resolve it, what could’ve been of the economy, and more. It was good to know what the economy and society was like back then when most of us were just born. The exhibition not only proved to be enjoyable, but was also very informative.
Written by: Supakorn Choochinprakarn ID 59
This visit to Tom Yum Kung Studies: Lesson (Un) Learned exhibition on June 30, 2017 at Museum Siam was intriguing and informative. It was interesting to learn about the crisis in deeper details and the other aspects that I have never known before. The crisis did not occur because of only one person or one factor, the history shows chains of causes and effects that gradually led to the severe economic decline. As a result, many financial institutions, businesses, and individuals were affected. The exhibition has also shown us how people were coping with the crisis in both negative and positive aspects. The bad ones have taught us not to repeat the history, and the good ones will give us the will to fight even when facing the crisis. Thank you Ajarn Pandit for recommending us this exhibition, thanks to the guide for kindly guiding us throughout the exhibition, and thanks to all staffs for accompanying us to the exhibition.