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Museums and audience development

July 23 to 25, National Museum

Experts from the British Museum and a leading consultant discuss and hold a workshop on how museums can reach new audiences and engage with local communities.

Call (02) 652 54809 or email mallika.iamlaor@britishcouncil.or.th.

Talk on Thai culture

August 4, 10.30am, the Siam Society, Sukhumvit 21

Gain an insight into the reasons why Thai people do certain things.

Associate Professor Pornpimol Senawong, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, is the author of "Thai Ties: Social Customs and Cultural Traits That Tie All Thais Together", will hold a lecture giving an overview of social customs and cul¬ture in the Kingdom.

She will cover a wide range of topics, including Buddhist tra¬ditions, ceremonies and festivals, food, language and the nation¬al identity. She will also talk about the research she conducted while writing the book and explain practices that aren't quite understood by foreigners.

Admission is Bt200 for nonmembers.

Call (02) 661 64707; fax (02) 258 3491 or

email info@siamsociety.org.

Conference on Thai ceramics 

August 24,

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre, Taling Chan

Learn about ceramics from all corners of the Kingdom, including earth¬enware fired in the Pak Kred community of Nonthaburi province and the stoneware and porce¬lain created in Lampang. The conference also fea¬tures talks on ceramics from a variety of aspects, ranging from ecology, eth¬nology, gender, rituals and commerce.

Admission is Bt200.

Call (02) 880 9429, extensions 3315, 3503; or register at Sac.or.th.

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