On 21st September 2012 at Phuket Thai-Hua Museum, Vice Governor of Phuket – Dr.Sommai Prechasil together with Deputy Mayor of Patong – Mr.Kawee Tansuktanon, Director of the Institute National Museums – Mr.Ramet Promyen, and Head of the Phuket Peranakan Association – Dr.Koson Tang U Thai- hosted the opening ceremony of the “Southern Museum Festival 2012”.
Dr.Sommai said “The Southern District Museum Festival 2012 is a chance for the southern region’s museum network to exchange local knowledge about the region, and also to enhance local people’s knowledge about Phuket and its surrounding provinces. It is hoped that by doing so it will improve social learning and support the development of the country.”
Mr.Ramet said “The exhibition is to promote and encourage people to visit their local museums and learn about local history. We want people to realise that museums are a quality source for learning and we hope activities like this will hope to promote that.”