Forum to discuss museum management

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Museum Siam is holding "Online Museum Forum 2021" under the theme "Farsighted Museum: Sighting Forward To Aging Society" from tomorrow to Saturday between 9am to 5pm, via Zoom and Facebook Live: Museum Siam.

The forum will serve as a knowledge base for people working with the elderly and museums as well as educators and museum executives to share their ideas and experiences in order to find a common goal and approach in museum management solutions for the elderly in Thailand and other countries. The topic also includes the role of the museum in the blooming of an ageing society.

In collaboration with museum partners in Thailand and overseas, the three-day event will present 27 case studies on works, the role of the museum and its coexistence with the elderly. Delivering keynote speeches will be representatives of the elderly and speakers from Taiwan, Singapore and Finland.

Dr Huang Sing-Da, head of the Education Department of the National Taiwan Museum, will discuss the preparation of museums to systemically move forward to a super-aged society where museums will feature a co-learning space and ecosystem as well as a series of learning programmes for the elderly.

Thomas Kuan, founder of an education and learning network for the elderly through the University of the Third Age (U3A) in Singapore, will share his view on the importance and role of the museum, which serves as an encyclopaedia that connects events in the past to communities and promotes a good quality of life of people.

Pia Hovi, head curator at the Albert de la Chapelle Art Foundation, will discuss the change of demographics in Finland, political landscape and the role of the museum as a part of urbanisation.

A keynote speaker from Thailand will be Khunying Chamnongsri Hanchanlash, founder of Cheevamitr Social Enterprise and an advocate for the living will and the right to die.

The forum is conducted in Thai and English with interpretations in both languages. There is no admission fee. To register, visit

Visit or call 091-787-3124.

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