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Cultural & Civic Hub


Creative Migration established Bangkok 1899 as a new cultural and civic hub representing an intersection of art, design, urbanism and social innovation.

Our historic location, Ban Chao Phraya Thammasakmontri, originally built in 1899, was designed by Italian architect Mario Tamagno. His most famous work includes Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Neilson Hays Library and Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong). For the very first time, this landmark is open to the public.

Our goal is for Bangkok 1899 to be a light-hearted atmosphere where everyone feels welcome. The open space encourages individuals to pursue the lost art of leisure, unburdened by consumerism. Our hope is that the public can come together, experience art, have discussions and discover new avenues of creativity.



With founding support from the Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund) and The Rockefeller Foundation, this international, multi-purpose center includes an artist residency, exhibition/event space, public gardens and a social impact cafe run by our partner Na Projects. The space acts as a living model of sustainability, implementing Zero Waste practices into its programs and day-to-day operations. In addition, Creative Migration is a steward of the Ford Resource and Engagement Center (FREC) – adjacent to Bangkok 1899’s historic grounds – which make this location a robust ecosystem of dynamic NGOs.

To find out more about Bangkok 1899, visit bangkok1899.org


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