Thai Textile Museum
Textile Museum Background
Naresuan University is committed to the implementation of four missions and objectives: to teach, to conduct research, to provide academic services to the public, and to promote cultural conservation. With the assistance of outside organizations, the university strives to integrate the four objectives whenever possible so that both a business approach and an academic approach can go hand-in-hand. Out of this policy was born the “Textile Museum.”
The university understands that “cotton” is a major agricutural product which needs development and promotion. Joining together with the “Chitralada Shop”, under the patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, and the Tourist Organization of Thailand, the university has been able to establish the “Naresuan University Textile Museum.”
In the future, the museum plans to extend its collection of textiles beyond cotton. A large display area will provide opportunities for both the Thai public and foreign tourists to observe and learn to appreciate the elements of traditional Thai culture as represented by the cottage textile industry.
1. To celebrate the Golden Jubilee Wedding Anniversary of their majesties the King and Queen in the Year 2000.
Besides demonstrations of the methods employed in weaving cotton cloth, visitors can walk through garden of plants and flowers from Thai literature and observe the actual growing of the plants used in producing Thai cotton.
Located in eight small buildings approximately 200 meters on the left upon entering the university through the main gate. Information is the different buildings is on display as follows:
2. A Lecture Hall seating 40 designed to provide information about the processes involved in producing Thai cotton before guests continue through the remaining buildings of the museum.