About Siamese Heritage Trust

The Council of The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage established the Siamese Heritage Trust in 2011 to commemorate the 84th Royal Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Patron of the Siam Society and protector of fine arts and cultural heritage of Thailand.

Our Vision & Objectives

A strong public interest in the proper management of Thailand’s cultural heritage assets exists, but no professionally competent organizations representing that public interest monitor how the government and other stakeholders discharge their heritage stewardship responsibilities. Regrettably, Thailand’s cultural heritage often faces threats from neglect, lack of funding, commercial encroachment, and poor management. Through this program, the Siam Society aims to fill that gap and stimulate public interest in and discussion of cultural heritage management.

Through a series of public events, associated lectures, tours, and media opinion pieces, SHT highlights issues and problems in the management of the cultural heritage of Thailand, both tangible and intangible, with the aim of contributing to heritage conservation, generating ideas on how heritage management can be improved, and raising the visibility of cultural heritage management as a national issue of general public interest.

The Siamese Heritage Trust Committee

The Siamese Heritage Trust owes it continuing existence to the support and devotion of Honorary Advisors, the Steering Committee and Volunteers.

Honorary Advisors

Chairperson of Honorary Advisors

Mrs Bilaibhan Sampatisiri

Honorary Advisor

Dr Wissanu Kreangam
Professor Dr Sumet Jumsai
Dr Piriya Krairiksh
Dr Pisit Charoenwong
Acharn Chulathat Kitibutr
Dr M.R. Rujaya Abhakorn
Dr Somsuda Leyavanija
Mr Richard Engelhardt
Acharn Vithi Panichphan
Mrs Sudara Sujachaya
Asst Prof Dr Niramon Kulsrisombat
Ms Pikulkeaw Krairiksh


Chairman of the Committee

Mr James Stent

Committee member

Mr Wisoot Karnchanapunyapong
Mr Suraya Supanwanich
Mr Euayporn Kerdchouay
Mr Chatvichai Promadhattavedi
Mr Visanu Euarchukiati
Mrs Pimpraphai Bisalputra
Mrs Somlak Charoenpot
Mrs Montira Horayangkura Unakul
Mrs Pongkwan (Sukawattana) Lassus
Ms Kanitha Kasina-Ubol

Secretary & Program Manager

Ms Jarunee Khongsawat


Website maintenance

Mr Peter Laverick (2011 – Present)

Graphic Design

Mr Surachai Sukcharoensuk (2011 – 2012)

Advisor on Public Relation

Ms Duangjai Amatyakul (2011 – 2012)

Translator & Project Coordinator

Mr Lai Hanqi (2017)