ISSP [2019] : Resources for Recognizing Heritage Sites in Thailand

Throughout Thailand and elsewhere in the world, heritage sites are under threat. To alleviate this, our project’s goal was to increase the protection of heritage sites in Thailand. Initially, we aimed to create a resource for heritage site owners to understand and apply for official recognition by the Department of Fine Arts (DFA). We interviewed conservation organizations, the DFA, and heritage site owners and found there exist misconceptions surrounding the DFA. Our goal expanded to include developing methods to alleviate this through increased transparency, communication, and protections.