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Chiraporn Aranyanark

Senior Conservator


Chiraporn Aranyanark has had a long and distinguished career in conservation. Her career began in 1972 after graduating with a Chemistry degree from Chulalongkorn University, where she later earned an M. Eng. in Nuclear Technology. Throughout her career, she actively engaged in various international training programs focused on the conservation and scientific examination of cultural artifacts. In recognition of her exceptional contributions to applied science, the Thai Senate honored Chiraporn Aranyanark with an award in 2013. Her expertise and dedication led her to participate in the "Conservation of one of the World's most remarkable fossil tree sites: The Petrified Forest Park, Thailand" project in 2017, where she served as a conservator and continued to provide valuable consultations on petrified wood conservation. In 2018, Silpakorn University bestowed upon her an honorary doctorate in fine arts conservation further acknowledging her profound commitment to preserving and safeguarding our cultural heritage.


For over 36 years, Chiraporn served the Conservation Science Division of the Fine Arts Department in Thailand's Ministry of Culture. She served as a council member of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) from 2003 to 2007. Additionally, she was a member of the Scientific Committee for Conservation of Stone (ICOMOS) and the International Council for Biodeterioration of Cultural Property (ICBCP). Her participation in these esteemed organizations further demonstrated her commitment to advancing conservation practices on a global scale. After her retirement, she continued her career as an expert in conservation. Chiraporn has actively contributed to the field by developing various training courses, workshops, and publications to enhance museum staff's skills and knowledge nationwide. She is also a visiting lecturer for the M.A. programs in Conservation of Fine Arts and Architectural History at Silpakorn University. Her valuable insights and teachings have helped shape the next generation of conservation professionals.

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