HERITAGE Asia – Pacific (heritAP)

A Network of Heritage Practitioners supported by WHITRAP Shanghai

Country: Thailand

Disaster Risk Management, Heritage Impact Assessment, Heritage Management, Urban conservation


SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SPAFA)


Senior Specialist in Cultural Heritage Management SEAMEO SPAFA

Professional/Research Area(s):

Conservation landscape architect, Water Heritage, Cultural Landscape

Short Resume:

Hatthaya Siriphatthanakun is currently a Senior Specialist in Cultural Heritage Management at Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation Regional Center for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA). She is responsible to professional development on cultural heritage conservation for 11 member countries in Southeast Asia through training, seminars, and research. For her 17-years- experience at various Thailand's governmental agencies, especially the Fine Arts Department, Ministry of Culture, she had involved and developed her conservation professional and network as a conservation landscape architect. Besides conservation practice, she provided consultation and recommendation for conservation projects as well as coordinated several regional activities in collaboration with various international organisations (i.e. UNESCO, ICCROM and the Getty Conservation Institute). Since 2007, she has been involved in Thailand's Memory of the World Programme and the World Cultural Heritage. Her tasks were ranging from preparing nomination dossiers, improving the state of conservation of the World Cultural Heritage properties to developing a disaster risk management plan. Apart from a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, Ms.Siriphatthanakun gains a Master in Conservation Studies from University of York, UK, and PhD from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.