Fine Arts Department

  • Thailand News

    UNESCO nomination bid at risk as contractors flout Thai temple preservation orders

    Deep in the heartland of Nakhon Si Thammarat, the tranquil expanses of Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan are churning with concern as contractors persist with the dismantling of age-old cannons at the temple, regardless of instructions from the Fine Arts Department (FAD) to halt until an investigation is carried out. The fabled temple is on its path to being nominated as…

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    3D scanning tech utilised by Thailand’s FAD to monitor Wat Arun tilt

    Thailand’s Fine Arts Department (FAD) is set to employ 3D scanning technology in monitoring the tilt of Wat Arun’s main stupa, an important heritage site located in Bangkok’s Yai district. FAD director general Phanombut Chantharachot revealed that a recent survey discovered a slight tilt at the wat’s main structure’s top along the Chao Phraya River. Furthermore, minor subsidence has caused…

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    FAD to build national museum in Khlong Luang: Over 100,000 artefacts to be accommodated

    The Fine Arts Department (FAD) announced plans to construct a national museum in the Khlong Luang district of Pathum Thani, which will include a warehouse to accommodate over 100,000 artefacts. Phanombootra Chandrajoti, the director-general of FAD, revealed that the warehouse would house Thailand’s largest database of artefacts, and the museum would be the first in the nation to adhere to…