On September 14 2012 at Club Phuket Thai-Hua, Phuket City Mayor – Miss Somjai Suwansuphana held a press conference to launch the “Museum Festival 2012″ project. The press conference was chaired by
Assistant Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket Office – Mrs.Wanprapa Suksomboon, Mr.Monsak Sangeamkul of the Alumni Association of Phuket Thai-Hua, Director of Phuket Rajabhat University Arts & Culture Department – Dr.Sawitree Pongwachuket, Acting Head of the Institute for Museum and the Museum of the National Curriculum – Mr.Supakorn Punyarit and Asst. Pranee Sakulpipt from the Phuket Peranakan Association.
Miss Somjai said “Museum Festival 2012 is a joint exhibition of more than 30 museums which will feature artifacts and priceless historical treasures, is the first exhibition featuring items from many of the South’s Museums. Phuket has been chosen as the venue, because it is seen of its history and its unique “Sino – Portuguese” architecture.”
She added “The event will be held from 21st – 23rd September 2012 at Phuket Thai Hua Museum, Phuket Tourist Information Center, Phuket Baba Cultural Centre and Phuket Thai Hua Club. This is a fascinating historical exhibition which will also feature fair activities and traditional southern Thai art.”
The exhibitions will be open from 09.00 – 20.00.