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Arts Culture B.Grimm Celebrates 140 Years With A Historical Exhibition

B.Grimm Celebrates 140 Years With A Historical Exhibition

B.Grimm Celebrates 140 Years With A Historical Exhibition
By Mary Losmithgul
June 09, 2018
"In the Kingdom, 140th Anniversary of B.Grimm" is on display at the BACC, June 10-20

Worldwide enterprise B.Grimm is celebrating its 140th anniversary in Thailand with a specially curated exhibition, titled "In the Kingdom, 140th Anniversary of B.Grimm". To be held at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center (BACC) from June 10-20, the exhibition celebrates a longstanding history of official relations shared between Thailand and Germany through a blend of past and present, separated into two parts.

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(Image: Courtesy of B.Grimm)

The first part highlights the postal history from the reign of King Rama V to Rama IX, showing B.Grimm’s key role in fostering the good relationship between the two nations through conducting business in Thailand. The second part sees the work of 15 contemporary artists to present issues central to B.Grimm's philosophy of “doing business with compassion”. Artists to be featured in this part include Tawatchai Puntusawasdi, Wantanee Siripattananuntakul, Kata Sangkhae, Krit Ngamsom, Imhathai Suwatthanasilp, Pannaphan Yodmani, Dusadee Huntrakul, Jedsada Tangtrakulwong, Chusak Srikwan, Surajate Tongchua, Thakol Khaosa-ad, Anon Pairot, Thitiphorn Kotham, Titirat Skultantimayta and guest artist Pinaree Sanpitak.

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Siam Dispensary, the first German pharmacy in Thailand, 1878 (Image: Courtesy of B.Grimm)

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The Link family portrait, 1922 (Image: Courtesy of B.Grimm)

Established in 1878, B.Grimm’s story begins with the opening of the first German pharmacy in Thailand by  Bernhard Grimm and Erwin Mueller. In 1903, Adolf Link was hired to manage the store. He was a visionary who would transform the business and ultimately contribute to Thailand's modernisation. Today, Harald Link sits at the helm of the company as the third generation in a line of talented and influential heads, with his daughter Caroline preparing for her inevitable future role after him.

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Dr Harald Link, President of B.Grimm (Image: Courtesy of B.Grimm)

While much has changed over 140 years, B.Grimm’s philosophy of compassion has not, reflected through both their service as well as social contributions. Leading in numerous industries encompassing energy, healthcare and real estate, B.Grimm continues to dedicate effort into making the world a better place, focusing on improving livelihood, education, culture religion as well as the environment. The Link family in particular has been involved in various programmes dedicated towards improving the livelihood of people in the nation, from sponsoring children's education to supporting culture through the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and the Geothe Institute, as well as supporting many organisations under the Royal Patronage.

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Get up close and personal with B.Grimm's history and culture by visiting the 140th year anniversary exhibition, "In the Kingdom, 140th Anniversary of B.Grimm", at the BACC. The exhibition's official grand opening will be on June 10 at 5pm, with special performances by the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and artist Pinaree Sanpitak. You can also view the exhibition during regular BACC hours until June 20.  

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