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Unseen Library & Museum @STOU

Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU) hosted the “Unseen Library & Museum @STOU” event on Thursday, 16 May 2024, at the Library Building. The event aimed to promote cultural tourism and sustainable community development through library and museum resources.

The event featured four main activities:

Sukhothai Thammaracha: Participants visited the King Prajadhipok and Queen Rambhai Barni Documentation Center on the second floor of the Library Building and learned about the life, works, and important events during the reign of King Rama VII. They also had the chance to participate in a quiz game to win prizes.

Valuable Distance Education: Participants explored an exhibition showcasing the concept of open universities, the history and development of STOU, and the university’s identity, including its logo, colors, academic regalia, and unique sculptures. They also had the opportunity to play a quiz game to win souvenirs.

STOU Library: Treasure Trove of Knowledge: Participants learned about the library’s information resources, including course materials, books, journals, and other information related to sustainable cultural tourism. They were also introduced to the library’s various services and participated in a fortune-telling game with “Nong Sa Bai Cards.”

Nonthaburi Sustainable Development: Participants learned about sustainable tourism in Nonthaburi Province through an exhibition and gamified activities, including VR tours of Nonthaburi’s Buddhist art and murals, VR tours of Nonthaburi’s pottery and handicrafts, and a Metaverse virtual museum of Nonthaburi handicrafts. They also had the chance to play a quiz game to win souvenirs.

In addition to the main activities, participants could also join the “Snap & Share” activity by taking photos and sharing their favorite spots in the library and the King Rama VII Room to win prizes.

Organized by the School of Liberal Arts, Office of Documentation and Information, Rajamangalaphisek Education Park Division, Urban Agriculture Learning Center, in cooperation with Bangkok Library Network, the “Unseen Library & Museum @STOU” event was a success in promoting the use of library and museum resources for sustainable cultural tourism and learning about the history, culture, and way of life of communities.

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