Panel Discussion on "Thai Museums: Realizing the Potential" on Thursday, 21 July 2011 at 1.00 - 4.30 p.m. at The Siam Society
The culture of Thailand, both tangible and intangible, is rich and diverse, and is a source of pride for Thai people and of interest to scholars and tourists visiting Thailand. Throughout the world, one of the principal ways in which a nation’s culture is appreciated and made accessible is through museums. In recent decades, the management of museums and the arrangement and display of their holdings has made major advances, greatly increasing their value in terms of heritage conservation and interpretation and in terms of their educational and enjoyment value for both specialists and the general public. Thailand is fortunate in having established many years ago an extensive network of public history and art museums, which is supplemented by a large number of private museums, both of which contain rich and important collections. Thai museums can and should be state of the art, a part of every Thai’s pride in the national heritage, an important vehicle for educating the public on Thai cultural heritage, and a principal destination for foreign visitors.
Topic of discussion:
- What is the state of Thai Museums today? Are Thai people satisfied? Do they reach modern quality standards?
- What should be the vison for Thai museums? And why is this vision important to Thailand?
- What should be the museum development strategy?
- What are the constraints and obstacles to carrying out such a strategy to achieve such a vision?
- What role can Thai society play in carrying out this strategy?
Program of the Panel Discussion on
"Thai Museums: Realizing the Potential"
On Thursday 21 July 2011 at 1:00 - 4.30 p.m. at the Siam Society
|Noon - 1:00 p.m.||Registration|
|1:00 - 1:05 p.m.||Welcome speech by Khun Bilaibhan Sampatisiri,
President of The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage
1:05 - 4.00 p.m.
Panel discussion on "Thai Museums: Realizing the Potential"
Dr. M.R. Rujaya Abhakorn Director of SEAMEO-SPAFA
Mr. Phuthorn Bhumadhon Former Curator and Academician
Mr. Somchai Na Nakhon Phanom Senior Expert and Museum Development
Mr. Chatvichai Promadhattavedi Director of Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Assoc. Prof. Dr. M.L. Pattaratorn Chirapravati Professor of Asian Art and director of the Asian Studies Program at California State University, Sacramento.
Moderated by Mr. Pinyo Trisuriyatamma
|4:00 - 4:30 p.m.||Opinion sharing|
|4:30 p.m.||End of program|
The discussion will be conducted in Thai
No admission fee
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