A Panel Discussion on
"Ayutthaya: Heritage Site in Danger"
on Wednesday, 21 September 2011
at 1.00 - 4.30 p.m. at the Siam Society Under Royal Patronage
In 1991, the historic city of Ayutthaya was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. As a major historical center of Thai cultural, political, and economic development, the ruins of Ayutthaya are a source of pride and interest for all Thais, one of the Kingdom’s most important heritage sites, a major tourist destination, and a part of the cultural patrimony of all mankind. But in recent years, controversy has enveloped the site.
Has the Ayutthaya Heritage Site been managed in accordance with best practice for heritage sites, and in a manner befitting its position in Thai history? Are changes needed in the way in which the Ayutthaya heritage site is managed and presented to the public?
Topics of discussion:
- Does management of the Ayutthaya Heritage Site meet or fall short of global standards of heritage management?
- What are the obstacles to attaining global standards?
- What should be the strategy to making management of the Ayutthaya Heritage Site world class?
1:05 - 1:30 p.m.
1:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Welcome speech by Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri,
A panel discussion on "Ayutthaya: Heritage Site in Danger"
The panelists consist of;
Dr. Christopher Baker, Writer and Academician
Mr. Kuerkul Danchaivichit, Member of the House of Representative,
Mrs. Montira Horayangura Unakul, Cultural Expert, UNESCO
Mrs. Pimpraphai Bisalputra, Writer and Owner of Iudia On the River Hotel
Mr. Tharapong Srisuchat, Director of the Office of Archeology,
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To reserve a seat, please contact Khun Jarunee Khongsawat at 02-6616470 - 7 ext 204
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This seminar will be conducted in Thai.
No admission fee.