Monthly Archives: December 2011

Global Compact – Principle One

“Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights.” Why Human Rights Are Important for Business Governments have the primary responsibility for human rights. However, individuals and organizations also have important roles to play in supporting and … Continue reading

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Northern Thai Ceramics – Kalong – Shaw Collection

The kilns of Kalong surround the ancient earthen fortifications of Wiang Kalong, in the hills and valleys that lie between the River Lao and the River Wang. They are situated half way between Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai. No serious … Continue reading

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Ayutthaya and Singburi Ceramics – Shaw Collection

The art of making glazed stoneware seems to have been lost by the end of the sixteenth century. The capital city of Siam, Ayutthaya, imported large quantities of ordinary Chinese blue and white wares for domestic use. Unglazed pots, figurines, … Continue reading

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Long before they became one of the chief lures to draw foreign visitors, elephants were already a deeply embedded part of Thailand’s image.  The kingdom was known to outsiders as the Land of Elephants, for both the animals themselves and … Continue reading

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