Dr. Wannasarn Noonsuk joined SEAMEO SPAFA as the Centre’s Senior Specialist in Visual Arts on 14 November 2016. In 2002, His Majesty the King of Thailand awarded Dr. Wannasarn with the Anandamahidol Scholarship for his graduate studies. Dr. Wannasarn received his M.A. in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii and his Ph.D. in History of Art and Archaeology from Cornell University in 2012. From 2012-2016, he served as professor in the Ph.D. Program in Asian Studies and head of the Research Archaeology Unit at Walailak University, Thailand. He was also a post-doc at l’École Française d’Extrême-Orient and has written several books and articles on the Tambralinga Kingdom and archaeology and art of Peninsular Thailand and Southeast Asia in general.