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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>>>

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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)

21 March 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
Environment, Non-Attachment, and Enlightenment. A Talk by Frank J. Hoffman. The Sun, in “The Great Chapter” of The Book of the Gradual Sayings, illuminates a scenario in which seven suns destroy the Earth. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

20 - 30 March 2019
The Camino de Santiago Portugal - Spain
Leader: Khun Jumbhot Chuasai, Former Honorary Secretary of the Siam Society

THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO, also known as the Way of Saint James, is the name used to refer to all the routes that have lead pilgrims for centuries to where the apostle Saint James the Great is said to be buried. More>>>

17 - 29 April 2019
A visit to Islamic Republic of Iran
Leader: Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant

IRAN has an area of about 1,648,695 sq.km, roughly three time the size of Thailand. It is bordered by Iraq on the west, Turkey on the north-west, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea to the north, Afghanistan to the east and Pakistan to the south-east. More>>>

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