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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. 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>>>

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Photos from Study the Ancient Thai Scripts 2018>>>

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MUSIC

26 September 2019 : 8.00 p.m.
The European Union Delegation in Bangkok, The Embassy of Spain in Bangkok, The Embassy of Portugal in Bangkok and Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language, and The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage present "Concert to Celebrate the Circumnavigation of the World by Magellan and Elcano (1519-1522)" More>>>

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 September 2019 : 2.15 p.m.
The 70th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Philippines and Thailand. A Talk by Her Excellency Mary Jo A. Bernardo-Aragon and Dr Piemsak Hongjamrassilp. As part of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the Kingdom of Thailand, Her Excellency Mary Jo A. Bernardo-Aragon, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Thailand, will give an address in celebration of 70 years of friendship between the two countries. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

21 - 22 September 2019
A Weekend to Visit Hidden Museums, Relics of Ancient Cities, Ruins of Old Temples, and Many Sites of Interest in the Central Region of Thailand
Leader: Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant of The Siam Society

The Central Region, consisting of 22 provinces, is a land of civilisation originating from the prehistoric era which had been developing continuously till the Ayutthaya and Bangkok periods. The region is the country’s most fertile land as well as the most densely populated region. More>>>

11 - 22 October 2019
Exploring Greece
Leader: Khun Pikulkeaw Krairiksh, President of The Siam Society

Greece is a small country and is one of the most visited countries in Europe. Greece possesses marked regional difference. Nearly three-quarters of the land is mountainous, uninhabited, or uncultivated. More>>>

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