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The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage was established in 1904 with a mission to promote knowledge of the culture, history, arts and natural sciences of Thailand as well as those of neighbouring countries. The Society’s activities are guided by its motto: “Knowledge Gives Rise to Friendship” and it welcomes visitors of all nationalities, including non-members, to visit its facilities and join its activities.

The Siam Society presents lectures by local and international experts in English and Thai; organises study trips to historical, cultural and nature sites around Thailand and overseas; holds exhibitions of  books, arts and artefacts; hosts international conferences; is involved in cultural preservation; stages cultural and musical performances; publishes the Journal of the Siam Society, Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society and scholarly books; owns and operates a library with an outstanding collection of rare books and palm-leaf manuscripts; and has an ethnological museum in a magnificent old teak house situated on its grounds.

In 2012 the Society was awarded "Best Cultural Organisation" status at provincial, regional and national levels by the Ministry of Culture of the Royal Thai Government. In 2013 its Council Minute Books (from 1904-2004) were inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. In 2014 its library was awarded "Outstanding Specialist Library" status by the Thai Library Association, and in 2002 the Society was cited by the Association of Siamese Architects for its excellence in preserving the historically significant buildings within its compound.

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:-- An agreement between the Siam Society under Royal Patronage and the Russian Geographical Society was signed in St. Petersburg, Russia 8 October. According to the agreement, they will cooperate in the development of scientific, geographic, and cultural field. More>>>

:-- JSS Volume 106 has just been published. See the contents here>>>

:-- NHBSS Volume 63 No. 1 has just been published. More>>>

:-- Forthcoming Events (as of November 2018)>>>

LIBRARY

Thai Library Association under the Royal Patronage of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn is pleased to present to the Library of the Siam Society under Royal Patronage the “Award for Outstanding Specialist Library, 2014” More>>>

Photos from workshop on Insect Management in Museums and Libraries>>>

Photos from Study the Ancient Thai Scripts 2018>>>

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MUSIC

28 May 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage and Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University with the participation of Fund for Classical Music Promotion Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana present “THE TWO Bs” More>>>

A Tale of Youth and of Three Cities: Vienna; Bonn; Hamburg. Gustav Mahler (1860 – 1911): Piano Quartet in A minor. More>>>

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LECTURES (all lectures are in English unless otherwise stated)

25 April 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
The Angkorian Music and Musical Instruments (from the 7th to the 13th century). A Talk by Patrick Kersalé. In ‘The Kingdom of Cambodia’, we know very little about the development of Khmer musical instruments. The humid monsoon climate has destroyed all organic traces through the passing of the centuries. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

11 May 2019
A Day Trip to Visit Five Museums in Nakhon Pathom and Ratchaburi Provinces
Leader: Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant
Nakhon Pathom, a city only 60 km west of Bangkok, is often referred to by Thais as the oldest city in Thailand. At one time it functioned as the centre of the Dvaravati Kingdom, a loose collection of Mon city-states that flourished between the 6th and 11th centuries AD in the Chao Phraya River valley. More>>>

12 - 19 May 2019
A Visit to Ancient Capitals of China : Xi’an and Luoyang
Leader: Khun Somlak Charoenpot, Former Council Member of the Siam Society

Xi’an, formerly Chang’An, is a modern metropolis and capital of China’s Shaanxi Province. The northern part of Shaanxi is one of the oldest settled regions of China, with remains of human habitation dating back to prehistoric times. More>>>

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