From crushed bones caused by Victorian corsets to the stretched necks of Kayan women in the Golden Triangle, The Body Project: Beauty, Brutality and the Reasons Behind at the Museum of Siam (Sanam Chai Rd, 02-622-2599, www.ndmi.or.th) examines some of the torturous practices women endure in the name of beauty and fashion. Curator Pachat Tiptus breaks the exhibition into ten beauty standards, enhanced through photos, film and artifacts, including neck rings you can try on, tiny Chinese shoes (the ideal length was three inches) and dummies of body parts hung from the ceiling like butcher’s meat. The Body runs until September 29, daily except Mondays, entrance is free.
Museum of Siam, National Discovery Museum Institute
4 Sanam Chai Road, Phra Nakhon | 02 225 2777 ext. 321 | www.ndmi.or.th