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This article aims to propose a form of using cultural diversity advantages to promote understanding in society to create a peace culture involving the concept of living with compassion and nonviolent behavior towards others through the development of art education activities based on the Thai wisdom art. Cultural diversity is advantageous for society. However, lack of effective management of cultural diversity may lead to conflicts in society such as miscommunication, cultural misunderstanding, cultural barriers, discrimination, and cultural right violation. To prevent the undesired cultural diversity phenomenon; therefore, this article proposes the Thai Wisdom-Based Model of Art Activity. The model concerns the preservation of regional cultural identity and local tradition. The activities consist of three topics which are fine art, popular art, and folk art. It is believed that the art activity and peace culture can develop the right understanding of the Thai cultural diversity that will yield three benefits for Thai peace culture:
1) a harmony of love, trust, and respect for identity, 2) intimacy and equality, and 3) appreciation and participation.
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