PUBLICATIONS

Great and Good Friends:
Historic Gifts between the Kingdom of Thailand and the United States of America, 1818-2018
Catalog and Gallery Guide for the Exhibition
Published in 2018 by the Embassy of the United States in Bangkok.

Merrion & Smith were authors of both the catalog and gallery guide for the "Great and Good Friends" exhibition. The fully-illustrated catalog features a more expansive discussion of the history of U.S.-Thai relations through the lens of official gift exchange. The gallery guide is a condensed treatment of the subject intended as a souvenir for visitors to the exhibition.

Undiscovered Art from the Korean War:
Explorations in the Collection of Chester and Wanda Chang
Published in 2014 by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
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This collection study, produced in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, features art and artifacts from the Korean War period (1950-1953). Exploring works by famous artists such as Lee Jung-seop (1916-1956) and Byeon Kwan-sik (1899-1976), as well as ephemera and souvenirs unique to the period, this publication celebrates the vitality of Korea's art traditions and the ingenuity of its artists in the face of war. Co-authored by Trevor Merrion, along with Paul Michael Taylor, Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth, and Robert Pontsioen.

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Turkmenistan: Arts from the Land of Magtymguly
Published in 2013 by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
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This fully-illustrated publication explores the collections of the State Cultural Center of Turkmenistan and the Fine Arts Museum of Turkmenistan, featuring  chapters on traditional textiles, jewelry, music, and poetry - as well as contemporary paintings and weavings. Through the chapters, the authors trace how the art traditions of the historically nomadic Turkmen informed artists in the twentieth century. Co-authored by Trevor Merrion and William Bradford Smith, along with Paul Michael Taylor and Jasper Waugh-Quasebarth.

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