by the Siam Society under Royal Patronage

Heritage of the Provinces:
The Conservation Path

The Senate Standing Committee on Religions, Moral, Ethics,
Arts and Culture

In co-operation with
The Siam Society by Siamese Heritage Trust
will conduct a seminar on

Heritage of the Provinces: The Conservation Path
on Thursday, 19 September 2013 at 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
at The Siam Society

(This seminar will be conducted in Thai.)



All provinces in Thailand are rich in local cultural heritages, especially in architectures and traditional ways of life. Their conservation is essential since they form parts of Thailand’s great cultural diversity, and are a source of knowledge and inspiration for future generations.

Government agencies at national and local levels play an important role in the preservation of provincial cultural heritage. On the other hand, cultural bearers are indispensable. Each Community must take an active part in the conservation and the transmission of its own heritage to young people in the community.

What is the role of local cultural heritage in the broader context of the Thai culture? What is its place in the rapid development of provincial communities? How can provincial communities, urban and rural, best manage and protect their cultural heritages? Case studies from three provincial communities will show the strategies and work structures that contribute to the successes or failures of their conservation efforts? How should different levels of government assist local communities’ conservation activities? What regulations are needed? What are the methods that can impress local communities with greater appreciation of the values of their own heritages?






1:30 p.m.

Welcome speech by Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri,
the Siam Society President and
Chairperson of
the Sub-Committee for the Study and
Promotion of Cultural Heritage Management which is under
the Senate Standing Committee on Religions, Morals, Ethics,
Arts and Culture


1:35 – 2:00 p.m.





2:05 – 2:30 p.m.




2:35 – 3:00 p.m.




3:05 – 4:00 p.m.




4:00 – 4:30 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

A talk on “Thoughts on the Conservation of Provincial
Cultural Heritage in Urban Development”
Somchai Chariyacharoen, Mayor of Muangklang
Municipality, Rayong Province


A talk on “The role of Sub-District Cultural Council of
Lopburi on
Cultural Heritage Conservation” by
Amnuay Junngern, Chairman of The Cultural Council
of Lopburi

A talk on “The role of Southern Thai Studies Institute
on Southern
Cultural Heritage Conservation” by
Mr. Pitaya Busararat, Former Director of Southern Thai
Studies, Thaksin University, Songkla

A panel discussion on Heritage of the Provinces:
The Conservation Paths

Moderated by Mr. Chatvichai  Promadhattavedi,
Steering Committee of Siamese Heritage Trust,
The Siam Society

Sharing opinions

End program


Note: This seminar will be conducted in Thai. It is open to public without admission fee. Sharing of opinions is open to the public during the seminar. As there is no intermission, food and beverage will be arranged for self-service during the seminar.

Advance registration with Khun Jarunee at jarunee@siam-society.org

or 02-6616470-7 ext. 204