Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House

บ้านพิพิธภัณฑ์เสริมคุณ คุณาวงศ์

Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House

          Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House, which is situated at No.41-43 of Soi Ladphrao 50 Wang Thonglang District Bangkok has been built up by Sermkhun and his daughters, Muanfun Sirikorn Kunawong and Vadfun Kunawong whom are known as the co-owners of this museum.

          In this museum house are collected several kinds of art work in order to manifest the development of Thai art from the old days to today. There are more than 300 pieces of antiquities, works with Western art influences showing the gradual growth of artistic techniques in our country, contemporary works and attractively interesting furniture. Continuing from Bangkok Sculpture Center, which has been counted as one of the most outstanding Thai modern museum since 2004, Sermkhun’s collections started for more than 20 years are displayed here.

          Because of Sermkhun’s infatuation of art, antiquity and history, he aims to exhibit both his own works and collections so that the lively museum has been built in order to tell the descendants about their ancestor’s esthetic wisdom.

Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House

          Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House, which is situated at No.41-43 of Soi Ladphrao 50 Wang Thonglang District Bangkok has been built up by Sermkhun and his daughters, Muanfun Sirikorn Kunawong and Vadfun Kunawong whom are known as the co-owners of this museum.

          In this museum house are collected several kinds of art work in order to manifest the development of Thai art from the old days to today. There are more than 300 pieces of antiquities, works with Western art influences showing the gradual growth of artistic techniques in our country, contemporary works and attractively interesting furniture. Continuing from Bangkok Sculpture Center, which has been counted as one of the most outstanding Thai modern museum since 2004, Sermkhun’s collections started for more than 20 years are displayed here.

          Because of Sermkhun’s infatuation of art, antiquity and history, he aims to exhibit both his own works and collections so that the lively museum has been built in order to tell the descendants about their ancestor’s esthetic wisdom.

Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House

Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House has been built up to pass on the art inspiration through several kinds of Thai and European works: puppets and marionettes, headdresses, Thai porcelain wares, handicrafts, antiquities, Thai paintings both traditional and contemporary styles, Thai sculptures and furniture. There are more than 300 selected valuable pieces with different techniques, times and stories within this 800 square-metered house divided into 12 distinctive zones: 1) The Garden of Buddhist Sculptures 2) Hall of Contemporary Dialogues 3) Thai Heritage Room 4) Thai Dawn of Art Room 5) Portrait Hall
6) Chakrabhand Posayakrit’s Room 7) Meditation Room 8) Buddhist Art Dome 9) Thai Ways of Lives Garden 10) Abstract Art Room 11) The Spiral Staircase of Art for Society’s Sake and 12) Sermkhun Kunawong’s Art Studio. Visitors can enjoy the esthetic expression of art in the internal (three-storeyed building) and external areas, as well.

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The Garden of Buddhist Sculptures

The Garden of Buddhist Sculptures The Garden of Buddhist Sculptures is situated at the front of the museum. On the external greensward are displayed works inspired by Buddhist philosophy towards human’s life stages: birth, oldness, sickness and death together with other human’s natures; for example, life struggling, love, human’s relation, peace of mind, cessation of …

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Hall of Contemporary Dialogues

Hall of Contemporary Dialogues In this high-ceiling hall decorated in Eclectic style art works and furniture pieces that have various shapes, styles and origins are harmoniously gathered together. Here audiences can imagine that the Victorian-Gothic chair from the age of King James II is talking with the chair of Marquise Bergere from 19th AD and …

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Thai Heritage Room

Thai Heritage Room Objects exhibits in this room express the owner’s love towards Thai traditional artistic heritage by installing Thai traditional paintings brought from Chakrabhand Posayakrit’s Thai Traditional School of Art Conservation Project drawn as mural paintings in the chapel of Wat Tri Thotsathep Worawihan Temple, which has been rearranged on canvases under the supervision …

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Thai Dawn of Art Room

Thai Dawn of Art Room This attractive mustard-yellowed room represents the integration between Western and Thai culture towards art, which developed in our society together with other Western sciences like engineering, architecture or fine arts. Thai artist achieved Western techniques to create our own styles. In the room a portrait of H.M. King Chulalongkorn has …

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Portrait Hall

Portrait Hall On the long white wall install many attractive portraits of people from different walks of lives with their own interesting background. Westwardly, there are Jules Joseph Hallez’s oil painting of an attorney wearing elegant black robe drawn on 1848 during French Revolution Wars, a crochet portraying a high-classed woman who sat reading a …

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Chakkraband Posayakrit’s Room

Chakkraband Posayakrit’s Room Because Master Chakkrabhand Posayakrit is regarded as one of the most Significant Rattanakosin artists and the scholar of his own school of art expressing Thai traditional style who keeps on working in order to preserve Thai traditional artistic heritage and pass on to artists in younger generations for many years, Sermkhun, who …

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Meditation Room

Meditation Room Sermkhun has been designed the proper area for only one person to sit meditating. The huge traditional Buddha image, surrounded by the small ones, has been placed in the middle of the room showing minimal styled.

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Buddhist Art Dome

Buddhist Art Dome Starting from the 2nd stair platform by a Thai traditional painting that portrays a classic story when Vasavatti Mara, the king of evils, advancing the troops to confront Gautama Buddha at the Bhodi Tree, the audiences can enjoy contemporary Buddhist works of art belonging to Chuang Moolpinit and Panya Vijinthanasarn. After reaching …

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Abstract Art Room

Abstract Art Room More than 10 pieces of abstract work here make the audiences feel about contemporary atmospheres in the room. Here are the examples of Thai famous abstract works: Two Face (serial 4) by Ithipol Tangchalok, a sculpture named The Growth by Nonthivathn Chanthanaphalin, a woman sculpture made of stone by Vasun Harimao who …

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The Spiral Staircase of Art for People’s Sake

The Spiral Staircase of Art for People’s Sake On this small spiral staircase from 1st to 3rd floor the artistic pieces representing the artists’ views over social matters and politics, which are hidden in Thai society. Almost of all belong to well-known Thai artists like Tawee Ratchaneekorn, Vasan Sitthiket, Thammasak Booncerd, Paisarn Tirapongswisanuporn, who aimed …

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Sermkhun Kunawong’s Art Studio

Sermkhun Kunawong’s Art Studio Here is Sermkhun’s workshop where his own works like woodcuts, drawings and contemporary photographs are exhibited.

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Thai Ways of Lives Garden

Thai Ways of Lives Garden In the garden built on the 3rd floor balcony, exhibits Khien Yimsiri’s sculptures (1947-1966) illustrating Thai folkways. Khien was known as the first contemporary Thai artist who brought new content of local lives into his art inspiration, especially the characteristic of Sukhothai’s sculptural faces that later became his own style.

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Visitor Information

Opening Hours:

On the 3rd Saturday of every month,
Tickets are available only on website.
Tickets are not available at museum house.

Visiting Schedules: (10 people / round)

10.00 a.m. English Presentation
01.30 p.m. Thai Presentation
03.30 p.m. Thai Presentation
Art lover groups and educational tours (not more than 10 people) are welcomed. Please make the appointment beforehand.

Museum Support Fee

General Public: 300 baht / person
Student: 150 baht / person (The student card has to be shown)
Visitors must be at least 10 years old

Museum Orientation
  • Visiting guidance starts on time
  • Leave your bags and shoes in the cloakroom
  • No Smoking.
  • Do not touch or move any exhibited works
  • Photo-taking without flash is allowed
  • No video camera or any motion clips
  • Foods and drinks are not permitted inside
Location

Sermkhun Kunawong Museum House
No.41-43 Soi Ladprao 50 Ladprao Road
Wangthonglang District Bangkok 10310

Transportation

Car, Taxi, Public Van or MRT at Ladprao Station and continue with public bus No. 122, 137, 145, 27, 44, 502, 545, 550, 8, 92, 96 or air-conditioned bus No. 15-3 get off at the beginning of Soi Ladprao 50 and walk approximately 200 metres.

Contact Number 061-626-4241

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