Piriya Krairiksh Foundation

History of Art - New Thinking New Knowledge

Trustees (2014)
Mr. James Stent | Asst.Prof. Kanchanee La-ongsri | Dr. Kamontip Snidvongs na Ayudhya | Professor Emeritus Dr. Piriya Krairiksh | Mr. Phuthorn Bhumadhon | Ms. Warunee Osatharom | Dr. Sutha Leenawat


Inspired by Dr. Piriya Krairiksh’s approach to Thai art history, the Piriya Krairiksh Foundation was founded on 26 March 2012, to promote original thinking in the study, research, and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Thai art history and related cultures.

“My approach is to give an account of the development of artistic attitudes in Thailand from the point of view of illuminating the culture, which reflects changing values both in terms of materials and motivation, rather than purely looking at the aesthetics. By making people aware of the value of the past in Thailand they can more easily understand the ideas behind the creativity and styles of today.”

Piriya Krairiksh, The Roots of Thai Art, 2012.

The Foundation seeks to encourage new thinking and original knowledge in art history studies in Thailand and to foster free and open discussion of issues of Thai art history by

  • Arranging academic lectures, seminars, study trips, and publications
  • Providing scholarships that will lead to development of new thinking and original knowledge
  • Sponsoring researchers to attend international conferences
  • Coordinating with other institutions and organizations to arrange activities in furtherance of the purpose of the Foundation

Contact Piriya Krairiksh Foundation


30/7 Soi Ruamrudee
Ploenchit Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan
Bangkok 10330 Thailand
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