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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. 2 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>>>

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MUSIC

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)

29 August 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
Mrauk U and the Kingdom of Arakan (Rakhine) A Talk by Jacques P. Leider. Mrauk U was the capital of the kingdom of Arakan (Rakhine State) for over 300 years. Compared to Venice, Amsterdam and Lisbon in its heyday in the 17th century, Mrauk U is today a provincial town with dozens of pagodas and temples that recall its great past. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

23 – 25 August 2019
A Visit to Arts and Architectural Heritage in Lampang and Phayao Provinces
Leader: Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant of The Siam Society

Northern Thailand, home of the ancient Lanna Thai kingdom, offers a great diversity of activities for visitors. The old Lanna Thai capitals such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lampang and Nan are filled with historical sites, good museums and ancient temples. More>>>

21 - 22 September 2019
A Weekend to Visit Hidden Museums, Relics of Ancient Cities, Ruins of Old Temples, and Many Sites of Interest in the Central Region of Thailand
Leader: Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant of The Siam Society

The Central Region, consisting of 22 provinces, is a land of civilisation originating from the prehistoric era which had been developing continuously till the Ayutthaya and Bangkok periods. The region is the country’s most fertile land as well as the most densely populated region. More>>>

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