04 Jul 2011
The Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
The central mission of the Centre is to promote anthropological research in and about Thailand, and to support Thai scholars in anthropology and the social sciences. As a result, the Centre primarily focuses on serving the Thai academic community and promoting Thai language scholarship. It is well equipped with facilities; library services, permanent exhibitions, meeting rooms, audio-visual facilities, information databases and multi-media resources. Regular SAC activities include exhibitions, seminars, lectures, conferences, original research, publication, and the collection and cataloging of anthropological and related cultural materials.
The Centre was initiated in 1991 by Silpakorn University in commemoration of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's 36th birthday anniversary to fullfil her wish to have a national institution responsible for systematic gathering, processing and servicing of anthropological data scattered throughout the country. The Centre became an independent government agency under the Ministry of Universities in 2000.
- To be an information and documentation centre of the highest academic standards in the social science and the humanities with emphasis on Thailand and Southeast Asia through the utilization of information management technology.
- To provide resources for the research, study and dissemination of knowledge, and to provide information services for scholars, students and for the general public.
- To be a research centre for both local and foreign academic experts in the social sciences and the humanities in order to contribute to the general body of available knowledge in these fields of study.
- To be a centre for the exchange of academic information and academic cooperation by facilitating coordination between higher educational institutes and other related organizations, both in Thailand and abroad.