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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>>>

:-- Forthcoming Events

LIBRARY

29 February - 1 March 2020 (10AM - 5PM)
The Siam Society Book Fair "2020: Broaden Your Vision" More>>>

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

11 March 2020 : 7.00 p.m.
The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage in cooperation with Piano Solo School of Traditional Thai Music (PSTM) present An Evening of Thai Music by "Tipnaree" Thai String Ensemble and Piano, Piano Solo, Piano Trio, Piano Quartet More>>>

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LECTURES (all lectures are in English unless otherwise stated)

5 March 2020 : 7.00 p.m.
A Pictorial Tour of Thailand’s Movie Theatres. A Talk by Philip Jablon. In contemporary Thailand, going to the movies involves a trip to one of the hundreds of shopping malls throughout the country, where movie-goers purchase tickets to a multiplex theatre operated by one of two national theatre chains. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

3 - 13 March 2020
A Cultural Trip to Tunisia
Leader: Khun Bilaibhan Sampatisiri, Honorary Advisor to the Siam Society Council

The Republic of Tunisia – a country in North Africa, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is the northernmost country in Africa and at almost 165,000 square kilometres in area, the smallest country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. More>>>

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