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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 107 part 2 has just been published. See the contents here>>>
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:-- NHBSS Volume 63 No. 2 has just been published. More>>>

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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>>>

New Books List>>>

MUSIC

19 December 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 “BAROQUE DIVAS” 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)

12 December 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
The Plain of Jars of Laos – World Heritage Monuments in Stone. A Talk by Lia Genovese. To be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, monuments must possess Outstanding Universal Value and must meet one or more of ten selection criteria. For the Plain of Jars, the inscription process began with a Tentative Listing in March 1992 and was completed on 6 July 2019 More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

5 - 15 December 2019
Israel: The Holy Land
Leader: Khun Eileen Deeley, Council member of the Siam Society

For a third of humanity, Israel is literally the Holy Land, and Jerusalem marks its sacred centre. For Christians, this is where Jesus was crucified and resurrected; for Muslims, this is where Mohammed journeyed up to heaven; for Jews, this is where the Temple of Solomon stood. More>>>

6 - 8 December 2019
A visit to Mae Chaem, Khun Yuam
and Mae Hong Son
Leader: Mr. Euayporn Kerdchouay

Mae Chaem district is small district situated about 150 km west of Chiang Mai surrounded by Doi Inthanon National Park and Op Luang National Park. About 30-40 years ago this area was isolated and inaccessible. More>>>

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