Khwan Phusrisom Dip Acc, BSc, FRAS, FRSA
“We have introduced European art to visitors from Thailand and elsewhere in Asia. Young students can experience world prehistory hands on, which they have never seen before in their lifetimes. For the future, we would like more visitors, especially Isaan children, to witness our objects, which they have no chance of doing anywhere else.”
Khwan graduated in Bangkok and has been a British company director. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. She was the author of Soldiers of Siam in 2020 and has written other academic work on Siam in Europe during the First World War, besides Isaan medical anthropology. Khwan is an authority on HM King Chulalongkorn and HM King Vajiravudh in international relations. She has run Heritage Open Day events in England and Germany. She taught in Bangkok and later worked for Bangkok Metropolitan Administration where she also qualified as a Bangkok Tourist Adviser. She holds a diploma in eTourism Communication from Università della Svizzera Italiana.
ADVISER, DONOR, CO-FOUNDER
Professor Doctor Stephen Martin Esq, MBBS, LTCL flute, FRAS UK & I
“It is a massive privilege to be part of the team exhibiting this lovely collection from all periods and from three continents. We are proud to have achieved a lot in helping visitors appreciate art and history. The future promises more and more ground-breaking educational progress.”
Stephen is a retired British doctor and brain scientist who discovered how psychotherapy changes brain function. He broadcast on the BBC as a professional solo flautist and published academic papers on Asian history, painting, and music. Stephen won UK awards for Psychiatrist of the Year and Neuropsychiatric Expert Witness work. In addition, he worked as a member of the British Courts and Tribunal Service. He has taught voluntarily at Chiang Mai University for many years and did a sabbatical in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Mahasarakham. As a student, he corresponded with King Bhumipol. Stephen speaks English, Thai, French, and German, besides translating Latin and Anglo-Saxon for his work in humanities. His Coat of Arms by Royal Charter symbolises history, faith, learning, and tolerance.
“I am pleased this is a very good place to work. I enjoy keeping the gardens beautiful. It is great to be part of this museum project.”
Appointed to the Museum with training and experience in teaching, management, plumbing, gardening and electrical work.
“The museum is unique and you have never seen anything like it before in Thailand. It is an exciting development and gives you a strong sense of history. You have an experience way beyond anything on the internet.”
Came to work in Baan Dong Bang with experience in catering, accounts, facilities management and teaching in religious history.