Development of Rama IX Museum
According to the 80th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej on December 5, 2007, Nation Science Museum adopted an approval from the government to establish a project of “Rama IX Museum” in honour of His Majesty the king. The objective of the project is to extend publicly HM’s thinking principles, methods of operation and implementation with scientific –based solutions to problem remedy of people in many regions of his kingdom. His operational approaches have been a greater extent of interest from many other countries and curious to learn and understand the importance and problem solving concerning ecosystem, management of soil, water and forest for sustainable development between human beings and natural ecosystem.
The Rama IX Museum, therefore, has been developed to facilitate a profound learning access of the Thai people in understanding and aware of relationship between a prominent part of global natural ecosystem and Thailand’s. The intention of doing so will help cultivate and stimulate public consciousness of protection, preservation of ecosystem, and preparing to cope with future natural disaster by employing HM’s inspiration and operational methods as a model.
The Rama IX Museum currently presents its exhibitions under a theme of “The Developer King and Sustainable Development” which contain key information and knowledge about:
• The influence of solar system, our planet and factors determining the differences of ecosystem in the world.
• Basic principles and problems of ecosystems both internal and in Thailand.
• Relationship and effects towards natural environment attributed to living activities of mankind from past, present and future.
• Principles and scientific –based operations for problems remedy led to development or improvement of people’s occupations and environmental problems solution.
• Sustainable water management in the Asia-Pacific Region.
The exhibitions of those above mentioned information and knowledge are divided into 6 sections as follows:
Section 1: Global and Adaptation of Living Organisms
• The exhibition presents the origin of the world, external and internal impacts and influences effected to living organisms and evolution, adaptation of living things for surviving beneath the differences of ecosystems.
Section 2: Ecosystems and Diversities
• Our planet comprises of different diversities of ecosystem resulting from their geographical areas and climate linked each other to be a big system or our global. The relationship and balance between living organisms and environmental ecosystems are consequently divided into polar, temperate, dessert and rainforest ecosystems leading to levels of balance of ecosystems and our global.
Section 3: Water Resource Management
• The exhibition presents the starting point and cycle of water, the importance of water and living organisms both human and environment in relation with factors within living organisms, habitats, food resources and origins of cultures, customs, ways of life. It also reflects the alteration of water and its effects towards global and Thailand causing to the adoption of water management and resolution for sustainable living.
Section 4: Land Management
• The exhibition shows history and birth of “Land” by tracing back from former era when mankind had used and shared the benefits of land, having appropriate management of land for sustainability after encountering problems of utilization land resource.
Section 5: Hall of Fame In Honour of King Rama IX
• The exhibitions in the hall presents His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s operational methods, vision, studying the causes of problems and schemes to initiate his 3,000 royal projects with 8 available patents, including acknowledgements from many organizations worldwide in his intelligence and the benefits of the royal projects extended to people both in his kingdom and other countries.
Section 6: Water Management in Asia-Pacific
• Audience will understand the situation of water resources in Asia-Pacific region, utilization of water both in quality and quantity, value of water and ways of living in the region, as well asproblems of water resources and management. The exhibition offers information and knowledge for exchanging and employing as a case study or guidelines for appropriate management leading to future collaboration and sustainability in this region.