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Film Archive (Public Organization) The Thai Film Archive was established in 1984 as the National Film Archive as a unit under the Fine Arts Department. Before then, there was no agency in charge if preserving Thailand rich cinematic legacy that dates back to the first years if motion pictures. The National Film Archive became the Film Archive (Public Organization) in 2009 after receiving status as a public organization, a higher range on the bureaucratic ladder that should enable it to more effective management.
 
 
The Film Archive (Public Organization) has the following objectives:
 
 
(1)
 
To acquire, collect, evaluate, select and create cataloging system for film and film related matters preserving the same for national intellectual property and national artistic and cultural heritage.
(2)
 
To create knowledge of conservation in order to carry out conservation operation and conservation services for films and film related matters.
(3)
 
To study, research and to support research concerning films and to support the use of film as research tool in other fields of knowledge.
(4)
 
To provide public services for the study, research and use of films including film related materials and various information available at the Film Archive.
(5)
 
To organize activities promoting and disseminating films as study media for artistic and cultural works and entertainment and also as sources for non-formal education, informal education, and lifelong education.
(6)
 
To produce film related printed media, audio-visual media, and electronic media for dissemination as film education and production to public.
(7)
 
To be an information center for film and also to connect film information with international film archives, educational institutes, and other film bureaus both domestic and abroad.
(8)
 
To be a member and participate in activities with international bureaus or organizations in connection with the affairs of the Film Archive, in this regard, as assigned by the Council of Ministers or Minister.
 
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