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9 March 2023

The International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) and The Siam Society Partnership

The Siam Society is the only member of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO) from Thailand and is the only elected Trustee in Asia.

INTO is an organisation that unites the international National Trust to share information and resources for preserving cultural and natural heritage. It has offered a network for worldwide conservation efforts by international heritage organisations since 2007, operating in more than 60 countries and territories.

In October 2022, Ms Kanitha Kasina-Ubol, Managing Director of The Siam Society, went to participate in the conference “Heritage Now: Relevance & Community” organised by INTO and was elected as an INTO Trustee by the governing board, making Ms Kanitha the only Trustee in Asia on account of The Society’s commitment in heritage preservation.

The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage is grateful for this opportunity and we will continue to spread awareness of Thailand’s vibrant natural sciences, arts, and culture. The Siam Society runs a program of lectures and events that highlight Thai heritage in addition to maintaining sites and providing study trips to natural and cultural sites around Thailand. In the next years, we look forward to continuing our collaboration with the International National Trusts Organization (INTO) and our partner heritage organisations as we seek to preserve our physical, natural, tangible, and intangible heritage.