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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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:-- JSS Volume 106 has just been published. See the contents here>>>

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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>>>

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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)

20 September 2018 : 7.00 p.m.
Roads Taken and Not Taken in the Work of Michael Vickery (1931-2017). A Talk by Ashley Thompson. Michael Vickery’s œuvre attests to an exceptional, sustained commitment to revising histories of Southeast Asia – those established by his scholarly predecessors and contemporaries, as well as his own. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

30 September 2018
A visit to lesser known temples in Thonburi
Leader: Mr. Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant

Once Bangkok had been founded as the new capital of Siam in 1782 the old capital of Thonburi became something of a rural back water. A place for old temples, old settlements, orchards, canals and marshy countryside. More>>>

6 - 12 October 2018
Seven days in Cambodia: A visit to some remarkable masterpieces of architecture and statuary remains of the Pre-Angkor, Classical Angkor and Post-Angkor Periods

Leader: Mr. Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant

The art and architecture of the ancient Khmer has been classified into periods by French art historians. More>>>

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