The Thailand collection has 76 pieces. It was restored in 2015 and is now used for a Music of Thailand class. One ranaad ek (principal xylophone) was owned by the famous Thai composer and musician Luang Pradit Phairoh. The restored instruments were honored in a wai khruu ceremony held at UCLA in 2017.
Instruments of Thailand
UCLA's Music of Thailand Ensemble flourishes after a 30 year hiatus
"Adjunct assistant professor Supeena Insee Adler revived UCLA’s Music of Thailand Ensemble after spending 100 hours refurbishing decayed Thai instruments..."
Restoring Thai musical instruments strengthens ties between UCLA and community
Long after UCLA students left Schoenberg Hall for the day during winter 2015, Supeena Insee Adler was still working well into the night there, repairing old Thai musical instruments — some of them broken — that had been left unused, covered with cobwebs and forgotten since 1985. In 2014, Adler, a classical Thai musician and