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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>>>

:-- 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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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)

20 June 2019 : 7.00 p.m.
Has the Time Come to Return Some Works of Art to Their Countries of Origin? A Talk by Etienne Clément. This was the preamble of an Appeal launched in 1978 by the then Director-General of UNESCO. Since then, countless negotiations have been held all over the world, seeking the restitution of cultural objects particularly significant for the people of their country of origin. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

Revised date - 22 June 2019
A journey to prehistoric root of culture and society in central Thailand
Visiting prehistoric sites of various ages in Lopburi and Saraburi provinces, plus a new exhibition on prehistory of Lopburi
Leader: Dr. Thanik Lertcharnrit, Associate Professor of archaeology, Silpakorn University

The central region of Thailand is rich in archaeological resources. Archaeological research during the past decade has revealed a vast number of sites and has unearthed large numbers of archaeological remains, elucidating the significance of the region as a hub of culture and civilization. More>>>

3 – 6 July 2019
A VISIT TO MUSEUMS AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES
IN CITIES NEAR THAILAND-CAMBODIA BORDER (Prachinburi, Aranyaprathet, Sisophon, and Battambang)
Leader: Khun Euayporn Kerdchouay, Senior Consultant

On this trip, members will have an opportunity to visit: IN THAILAND: Prachinburi National Museum, Prasat Khao Noi, Sdok Kok Thom. IN WESTERN CAMBODIA: Banteay Chhmar, Sisophon, Battambang More>>>

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