by the Siam Society under Royal Patronage


Siamese Heritage Trust Seminar
On “Responsibility and Rights on Cultural Heritage Sites”
Saturday, 28 May 2016 at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
At the lecture room on 4th floor, Chalerm Phrakiati Building


Whoever owns or occupies a cultural heritage site—be they a state entity, the public sector entity, a private sector entity, a temple, or a community—should have both responsibilities and rights on that site according to the law. There are several problems and conflicts concerning the development of cultural heritage sites in Thailand. Did the stakeholders in these cases live up to their responsibilities and rights? Circumstance compels us to review related laws, think and discuss about the situation, and ultimately try to find some possible solutions. Hence the seminar"Responsibilities and Rights on Cultural Heritage Sites" conducted IN THAI by Siamese Heritage Trust. The date isSaturday, 28 May 2016 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the lecture room, 4th floor of Chalerm Phrakiati Building.


This is an opportunity for you to meet and talk to lawyers, experts, and communities representatives who come to share their knowledge and experiences on safeguarding cultural heritage sites. We hope that this forum will reflect stakeholders' opinions and reveal some problems in the use of cultural heritage laws. It is also an opportunity to propose revisions of these laws.

Interested members are welcome. More information is available in the attached programme. Please contact Khun Jarunee for advance registration at jarunee@siam-society.org.


This is the second in a series of three seminars for the project “Strengthening and Developing the Law on Cultural Heritage” initiated by Siamese Heritage Trust of The Siam Society with supported by The Asia Foundation, The Foundation of Professor Kanung Luchai, and Professor William Klausner.



9:00 a.m. Welcome speech by Khun Bilaibhan Sampatisiri, President of The Siam Society

09:15–10:30 a.m

Discussion on “Responsibility and Rights on Cultural Heritage Sites ” by

  • Khun Pongsawat Aksornsawaddi, legal expert on Community Rights, Heritage and Environmental Law      
  • Khun Parinya Sirasarakarn, Former National Human Rights Committee member

10:30–12:30 a.m.      

Learn from case studies

  • Khun Oranuch Im-arom, Head of Conservation Management Department, The Crown Property Bureau    
  • Khun Vuthi Nahim, Committee member of  Jamiulkhoyriyah Mosque (Masjid Ban Krua)
  • Khun Surain Thapanangkul, Committee member of Luenrit Community Company Limited 

Q & A

Moderators: Khun Sudara Sujachaya, Historian and Siamese Heritage Trust Committee Member and Khun Pongsawat

12:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch at Kamthieng House Museum of the Siam Society


1:30 p.m.  – 4 p.m.

Round table discussion with speakers, communities’ representatives and participants. This open session invites an exchange of experiences or problems on related topics from communities, possibly leading to some forms of solutions—such as a formal proposal on culture related laws and regulations.

4 p.m. End program


Please note that this seminar will be conducted in Thai
Please contact Khun Jarunee at jarunee@siam-society.org for advance registration


This is the second in a series of three seminars for the project “Strengthening and Developing the Law on Cultural Heritage” initiated by Siamese Heritage Trust of The Siam Society