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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>>>
Main Site with Recent Issues, click here>>>

:-- 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

Upcoming concerts>>>

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LECTURES (all lectures are in English unless otherwise stated)

22 January 2020 : 7.00 p.m.
Screening of “Henry of Malacca – A Malay and Magellan”.“Henry of Malacca - A Malay and Magellan” is a documentary about Henry of Malacca, the servant of Ferdinand Magellan (Fernão de Magalhães), in the context of the first circumnavigation voyage, between 1519 and 1522. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

1 - 2 February 2020
Journey to a Sacred Land of Ancient Culture in Isan
Leader: Dr Thanik Lertcharnrit, Associate Professor of Archaeology, Silpakorn University

Most, if not all, areas of Northeastern region of Thailand are lavishly bestowed with ancient cultural traditions, ranging in age from prehistoric to historic times. One of the areas with rich but least known cultural heritage in the region is the vast land known as Thung Kala Rong Hai in Roi Et Province. More>>>

8 February 2020
Multi-Cultural
Bangrak District
Leader: Dr Yongtanit Pimonsathean,
Honorary Advisor to The Siam Society Council
Co-Leaders: HE Mr Francisco Vaz Patto,
The Siam Society Council Member, Dr Kevin Colleary, Dr Navamintr Vitayakul, The Siam Society Council Member
In August 1861, foreign consuls in Siam signed their names to a petition which they presented to King Mongkut (King Rama IV). More>>>

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