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Great and Good Friends: Historic Gifts between the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States of America, 1818-2018
Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles on the Grounds of the Grand Palace
Bangkok, Thailand
March 21 to June 30, 2018

Merrion & Smith were curators of this historic exhibition, celebrating the 200th anniversary of friendship and first contact between the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States of America. The exhibition featured 79 national treasures from fifteen institutions in Thailand and the United States, including the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. National Archives, and the Library of Congress. His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn royally presided over the opening of the exhibition, a major moment in the history of U.S.-Thai relations.

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Allies for Freedom:
Portraits of Filipino and American Courage in World War II 
Fort Santiago, Intramuros 
Manila, Philippines
March 3 to June 30, 2020

Coinciding with the 75th anniversary of the end of Battle of Manila, Merrion & Smith opened the U.S. Embassy’s photo exhibit, “Portraits of Filipino and American Courage in WWII” on March 3, 2020 with Defense Undersecretary Ernesto Carolina, NHCP Chairman Rene Escalante, Intramuros Administrator Atty. Guiller Asido, Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon, and distinguished guests.

This photo exhibition highlights the shared heroism and sacrifice of Filipinos and Americans during World War II, and will be on display at the American Barracks at Fort Santiago, Intramuros from March to June 2020.

The exhibit, in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines and the Intramuros Administration, is part of the Embassy’s #AlliesForFreedom event series to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Philippines.

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