Training monks to take care of heritage in temples

A large number of Thai cultural heritage is kept in Buddhist temples, so it makes sense for the Thai Fine Arts Department to conduct training for Buddhist monks.

Buddhist monks taught to handle national religious heritage
National News Bureau of Thailand, 22 December 2014

The Fine Arts Department have educated Buddhist monks in Bangkok and the vicinities about how to take care of national heritage in Buddhist temples.

Director of the Office of Archaeology under the Fine Arts Department Thraphong Sricuchart said educating the Buddhist monks about cultural and art properties was part the office’s project to conserve Thailand’s heritage, especially paintings and sculptures. It was necessary for the monks to know to handle their temple’s invaluable properties which were the sources of local culture and wisdom, said the director.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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