Trevor L. Merrion and William Bradford Smith curator-consultants  representing the Smithsonian Instituion’s Art Museum in Washington, U.S.A  spoke on March 13, 2018 at the Siam Society about  the upcoming “Great and Good Friends: 200 Years of U.S.-Thai relations” Exhibition at the Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles, Bangkok (March 21-June 30, 2018).  Glen Chatelier, Director of the Office of International Affairs in the presence of H.E. Glynn Davies, Ambassador of the United States of America to Thailand, presented both speakers with his book of poetry” Sadudee Maharacha” in praise of the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej(Rama IX).