Thai Charisma features thirty-eight artefacts from the vaults of the Fine Arts Department, juxtaposed with new works by nineteen contemporary artists. The Fine Arts pieces include an impressive 12th century stone Buddha and Naga statue, and a collection of Bronze Age Ban Chiang pots decorated with abstract patterns. Prasert Yodkaew's sculpture Angel (2012, an eight-armed Buddha holding a cage containing a dead fish and frog) is one of the contemporary highlights.
One of the galleries at BACC has been completely renovated for the exhibition. New walls, and even a double-glazed door, have been installed, to display the Fine Arts Department artefacts.