Restaurateurs Sans Frontières created in 1981 in Avignon, France and began working in Thailand in 1998 through the restoration project to conserve and restore Buddhist temples in collaboration with the Fine Arts Department. Thanks to the French Embassy and more specifically, the agreements obtained by Francine Méoule at the time. The restoration was part of a wider project to restore 5 different cultural sites around the world as part of the French Year 2000 Celebrations (Cuba, Mount Athos Greece, Cairo Egypt, Valletta France and Thailand).
Restaurateurs Sans Frontières, Avignon in France in 1981
During the 1950s, the large number of paintings by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great restoration project executed at Chitrada Palace. In 2003, the Amporn Palace paintings and wall paintings restoration project began and was under supervision by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn (title at the time). This project took around 15 years.
In 2016, when King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun was officially crowned as the 10th king of the Chakri dynasty, we began the several palaces’ decoration project by his intention, most recently Vimanmek Royal Teak Mansion. Our workshop, located on the premises of the Jim Thompson Art Center, our clientele has grown considerably thanks to Thai collectors and many foreign collectors based in Bangkok, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United Stated and many other countries.
Our branch, located at River City Bangkok Room No.442-443 4th floor to facilitate the clients for our service.
Mr. Emmanuel Jean-Michel Frédéric Macron visited Restaurateurs Sans Frontières at Jim Thompson Art Center.
Restaurateurs Sans Frontières Founder
Robert Bougrain Dubourg is French and was born in Paris in 1947. He was responsible for the training in painting restoration for 25 years at one of the four schools accredited by the French Ministry of Culture. He founded Restaurateurs Sans Frontières in 1981 and has worked in many countries around the world, including missions to Pharaonic and Muslim Egypt for 15 years. In 2004, he created Restaurateurs Sans Frontières in Thailand as a company. Over the years, the workshop has expanded and today it also carries on restoration treatment of sculptures, ceramics and furniture pieces. Since 2019, he has set up an examination and analysis laboratory, which is currently the only one of its kind in the entries geographical area, enabling it to identify the works of art material composition.