Journal of Social Sciences

The Development of Management Models for Local Art Museum in Isan

Santhipharp Khamsa-ard, Songkoon Chantachan and Marisa Koseyayotin

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2011.443.446

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 3

Pages 443-446


Problem statement: The development of management in Isan Local Art Museum was necessary for the cultural study. The objectives of this research were: (1) to study the background of management in Local Fine Art Museum, to study the situation and problems of management in Isan Local Fine Art Museum in the present and (3) to develop the model of Isan Local Art Museum. The major purpose was caused by the locality needed to keep the art objects from their ancestors in community. Approach: The research area was Isan Region. The museums in Mahasarakam Province, Kalasin Province and Khon Kaen Province were selected. The samples as informants were 125 persons. The instrument using for collecting data consisted of: The interview form, the observation form, the focus group discussion and participative workshop. Data were investigated by Triangulation. Results: The research findings found that Isan Local Fine Museum had different and various backgrounds in each area. For the development of management in Isan Local Art Museum, the model for community obtaining knowledge in museum management do that every one would be aware of the value, participation in taking care, as well as common usefulness. Conclusion/Recommendations: The museum was indispensable for local community because it was the culture reflecting the advancement and civilization. This research proposed the guidelines in conservation which could be improved by community and related work units, for elevating the value of local museum further.


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