Projects in Thailand

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Sounds of Siam Archive: Siamese/Thai 78 rpm Gramophone Records from 1903-1960

In 1903, Fred Gaisberg and George Dillnutt conducted the first Asian recording expedition for the Gramophone Company. The recording represents the beginning of the recording t…

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Fragile palm leaves digitisation initiative

The Fragile Palm Leaf Foundation (FPL) holds hundreds of unknown and unstudied manuscripts and texts. Access to this vast collection would revolutionise the study of Theravāda…

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Recalling a Translocal Past: Digitising Thai-Mon palm-leaf manuscripts

The Mons are credited with bringing Buddhism and a written culture to mainland Southeast Asia. The Thai Mon manuscripts represent a gap in the intellectual history of Burma an…

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Preservation of Ancient Palm Leaf Manuscripts in Pumrieng District of Surat Thani

This project involves the preservation of ancient Buddhist palm leaf manuscripts and their cloth covers.

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Conservation of 19th-Century Objects in the Royal Collection of the Maharajanusorn King Rama IV Museum in Bangkok

This project, which involves the conservation of manuscripts, silks, and other objects from Rama IV’s reign, directly supports the U.S. embassy’s efforts to strengthen ties wi…

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Preservation of the 17th-Century Wat Chaiwatthanaram at Ayutthaya, Phase 2

This project, which continues work begun under previous Ambassadors Fund grants and involves the conservation of several stupas, supports the U.S. embassy’s efforts to highlig…

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Conservation of Traditional Lanna Architecture in Chiang Mai

This project involves the preservation of 11 traditional houses in the Open Air House Market collection and training in Lanna traditional crafts.

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Documentation of archaic Akha, the register of the shaman, with a comparison to modern spoken Akha

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create mult…

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