Children's Art Exhibition : 90 Years Bilateral Relations Thailand - Switzerland
During the reign of HM King Chulalongkorn’s reign was considered an important turning point for Thailand (then known as the Kingdom of Siam). During this period, Thailand established and deepened diplomatic relations with many European countries including Switzerland. HM King Chulalongkorn visited Europe twice, first in 1897 and then in 1907, in which he visited Switzerland on both trips.
On May 28, 1931 bilateral relations between Thailand and Switzerland were established with the signing of the trade and friendship agreement in Tokyo, during the reigns of HM King Prajadhipok, Phra Pok Klao Chao Yu Hua or King Rama VII of the Chakri Dynasty.
We(Thais) also recall with great pride that the royal family lived in Lausanne for 18 years from 1933 to 1951, including the Princess Mother Sri Sangwan (Princess Srinagarindra), the mother of Princess Galyani Vadhana, HM King Ananda Mahidol (Rama VIII), and HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). HM King Bhumibol spent most of his childhood in Switzerland and studied at the University of Lausanne.
On the occasion of these celebrations commemorating 90 years of Thailand- Switzerland relations, the Thai Teachers Association in Switzerland in cooperation with the Royal Thai Embassy in Bern organized a children’s art exhibition on the theme of "90th anniversary of Thailand – Switzerland diplomatic relations" as a part of the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Thailand and Switzerland.
An online exhibition features works by 30 children created by young students from Thai language and culture schools. The goal of this project is to facilitate access to art and culture for children and young people and thereby strengthen the relationship between Thailand and Switzerland.
We would like to thank all of the young artists. Special thanks go to all volunteer teachers and parents of the participating students for their support and encouragement.