The SEAMEO Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA) promotes professional competence, awareness and preservation of cultural heritage, in the fields of archaeology and fine arts in Southeast Asia. It is a regional centre constituted in 1985 from the SEAMEO Project in Archaeology and Fine Arts, which provided the acronym ‘SPAFA’. The Centre is part of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), an international organization dedicated to promoting co-operation in education, science and culture in Southeast Asia.
Cultivate awareness and appreciation of cultural heritage through collaborations.
Promote archaeological and cultural activities.
Further professional competence in archaeology and fine arts.
Advance mutual understanding among the countries of Southeast Asia.
The Centre Directors
|Name||Tenure of Office|
|Mr Khemchat Thepchai||1 October 2022 – Present|
|Mrs Somlak Charoenpot||2019 – 2022|
|Dr M.R. Rujaya Abhakorn||2010 – 2019|
|Dr Pisit Charoenwongsa||1999 – 2010|
|Dr Ruang Charoenchai||1993 – 1998|
|Prof. M.C. Subhadradis Diskul||1987 – 1993|