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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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25 – 26 January 2019
A Pan-Asia Conference on “Heritage Protection: The Asian Experience” The conference will explore how thinking about culture, cultural heritage, and cultural heritage protection in Asian nations differ from the West. The conference aims to stimulate discussion on a range of issues related to these topics in an entirely Asian context. More>>>
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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

Book Fair on 16 February 2019 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>>>

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Photos from Study the Ancient Thai Scripts 2018>>>

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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)

29 January 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
Mahosadha’s Cunning and the Cretan Labyrinth. A Talk by Lilian Handlin. One of the Buddha Gotama’s numerous epithets was opamma kusalo muni – sage skilled in parables, exemplified in his life as  Mahosadha. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

31 January – 3 February 2019
Satun UNESCO Geopark and Tarutao Marine National Park in Satun province
Leader: Khun Kanitha Kasina-Ubol, Managing Director

Satun UNESCO Global Geopark is located exclusively in the Satun province of southern Thailand. The Geopark covers four districts (i.e. Thungwa, La-ngu, Manang, and part of Mueang Satun) including two national parks and one wildlife sanctuary. More>>>

16 - 18 February 2019
A visit to participate in the unique “Boon Hae Malai Khaow Tok Festival”
in the Northeast and Exploration of Thailand’s best-preserved prehistoric rock art in Pha Taem National Park
Leader: Dr. Weerachai Nanakorn, Leader of the Natural History Section & Khun Kanitha Kasina-Ubol, Managing Director

The Thai calendar is liberally sprinkled with festival days on which the population is ever-ready to indulge its penchant for celebration. More>>>

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