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SIAMESE HERITAGE TRUST

by the Siam Society under Royal Patronage

Commerce - Cultural Heritage - Historical Districts

A Siamese Heritage Trust Seminar
On “Commerce - Cultural Heritage - Historical Districts”
Wednesday, 7 March 2018 at 1 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
At The Siam Society Auditorium

***The program will be conducted in Thai language. ***

 


How Can Entrepreneurial Energies Support Historical District Heritage Protection?
Business can play an important role preserving and enhancing the historical significance, cultural landscapes, and sustainability of tourism in Thailand’s historical districts and historical towns, and retaining their quality as sources of livelihood and places of residence for the people who have lived there, often for generations. Business sector can strengthen the identity of these old neighborhoods and old towns. But, lacking awareness of historical and environmental context, business can also degrade the value of those special areas. 

The Thai government has officially designated 27 historical towns as “Old Town” and over 600 districts as “old neighborhoods”, requiring that their special cultural heritage significance be considered in managing and developing them. This Siam Society panel discussion seeks answers to four questions concerning these Old Towns and Old Neighborhoods:

  1. What kind of business should be promoted to maintain the identity of Old towns and Old neighborhoods?
  2. What measures should be taken to manage business to avoid damage to these special sites?
  3. Who should be responsible for protecting the identity of Old neighborhoods and Old towns? Who plays a role in guiding business in Old neighborhoods and Old towns?
  4. What is the state's policy for business management in these special sites-- or what should it be?

 

Program  

 

1:00 p.m.  

Registration

1:15 p.m.

Welcome speech by Khun Pikulkeaw Krairiksh, President, and The
Siam Society under Royal Patronage, followed by a panel
discussion on “Commerce – Cultural Heritage – Historical Disricts”

3:45 p.m.

Q & A

4:15 p.m.

End the program

 

Speakers:        

 

                                            
Moderator:     
Professor Dr.Chaiwat Satha-Anand
Director of Peace Information Center, Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University

 

Note:
No admission fee. The program will be conducted in Thai language.

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