Date 25/05/2017

Minister of Culture


MINISTER

 
 
Name and Family Name Mr. Vira Rojpojchanarat
Date of Birth 11 March 1952
Present Position Minister of Culture Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Thailand
Working Place 666 Thanalongkorn Tower, Bangplad, Bangkok 10700
 
Educational Background
- A bachelor’s degree in architecture, Chulalongkorn University
- A master’s degree in public administration, Thammasat University
 
 
Training Courses
- Training Course on Preservation and Restoration of Ancient Monuments in Indonesia (Sponsored by SPAFA)
- Training Programme on Architectural Conservation and Field Trip on Restoration of Ancient Monuments and Communities in Rome, Italy (Sponsored by UNESCO)
- Training Course on Cultural and Environmental Management in Japan (Sponsored by IATSS)
 
 
Working Experience
2010 – 2012 - Advisor to the Prime Minister
2006 – 2010 - Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Culture
2004 – 2006 - Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry Of Culture
1999 – 2004 - Deputy Director – General, Fine Arts Department
1993 – 1999 - Secretary of the Fine Arts Department
1992 - Expert in Restoration,Fine Arts Department
1978 - Architect, Sukhothai Historical Park Project, Division of Archeology,Fine Arts Department
 
 
Conferences and Study Visit

Participation as a delegate from Thailand in conferences and study visits organized in China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, the Philippines,Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Singapore, Cambodia, Taiwan,France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada, Guatemala, etc.

 
 
Academic Works
- Conservation and Development of Sukhothai Historical Park,this work covers communities, ancient monuments, public utilities,public facilities and control of land use.
- Master Plan on Sukhothai Historical Park
- Curriculum on the Role of a Community in Conservation of Historic Buildings for participants from six ASEAN countries
- Responsible for 3 international conferences:
  1. SPAFA Consultative Workshop on Community – Based Conservation and Maintenance of Historic Buildings and Living Monuments from 23 to 30 August, 1978 in Bangkok.
  2. Symposium on Sukhothai Experience from 21 – 26 November,1987 in Sukhothai
  3. Symposium on Historic Cities in Lower Northeastern Thailand A.D. 8th – 13th Century from 18 to 22 December, 1989 in Buriram Province and Surin Province
- An article entitled "Somdech Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajajonnani Memorial Park”
- An article entitled "A Thai Pavilion in Bern, Switzerland”
- Problems and Efforts to Conserve and Revitalize Vernacular Architecture in Thailand
- Ayutthaya: Influences of Water on Settlements and Ways of Life
 
 
Committee
- Committee of the Foundation in honour of King Rama III under the Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Galayani Vadhana Kromluang Naradhivas Rajanagarindra
- Committee of the King Rama VI Memorial Foundation
- Committee of the Implementation of the Project in Honour of Somdech Phra Srinagarindra Boromarajjonani
- Committee of the Tourism for Education of Children and Juveniles
- Chairman of the Subcommittee for education reform for the disabled, disadvantaged and talented students of the Fine Arts Department
- Founder of the Development Fund for Education of Special Children
 
 
Distinction
- Honoured by Faculty of Architecture, Chulalongkorn University as alumnus who devoted himself for the benefit of architecture and as model architect for the year 1993
- Honoured by Bureau of the Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities as the outstanding character who supports the activities for the disabilities for the year 2004
 
 




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