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The Siam Society under Royal Patronage was founded in 1904 in cooperation with Thai and foreign scholars to promote knowledge of Thailand and its surrounding region.

The Society premises on Asoke Montri Road in Bangkok house a library that has a unique collection including manuscripts and rare books. The Kamthieng House, a precious example of northern Thai architecture, houses a folk museum. Study trips are made to historical sites, cultural events, and nature sites in all corners of Thailand and overseas. Lectures are organized several times a month on a wide range of topics. The Journal of the Siam Society and the Natural History Bulletin are published annually and distributed free to members. The Society also publishes scholarly books; stages performances of music, dance, and drama; hosts exhibitions and conferences; and is involved in projects of cultural preservation.

Today, the Siam Society has a membership drawn from a broad spectrum of Thais and foreigners, and continues to operate as a non-profit organization dedicated to its founding cause.

 

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:-- The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage is pleased to announce that its Kamthieng House Museum can be viewed online by people around the world thanks to a new partnership between the Google Cultural Institute and The Siam Society. Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see the best surviving traditional Lanna Thai House -- Kamthieng House Museum and its compound, a lovely video presentation “The Adventures of Tokto” – explaining how to build a Lanna house, “Hamyon” – a Wood Carving Collection, and an Example of The Siam Society Minute Books – UNESCO  Memory of the World, in just a few clicks at a picture.

 

 

:-- We are pleased to announce that Journal volume 103 has now been published and being sent out to members. You can see the contents here>>>.

:-- The Natural History Section is pleased to announce that Volume 61 No 1 of the Bulletin has now been published. It will be sent out to members soon, but articles from it can be downloaded here>>>.
:-- The Minute Books of the Siam Society from 1904 have been inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World. Register as a record of international cooperation in research and the dissemination of knowledge in the arts and sciences. 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>>>

Photos from workshop on Insect Management in Museums and Libraries>>>

Photos from Study the Ancient Thai Scripts>>>

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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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THE RENAISSANCE PRINCESS DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR LECTURE SERIES

17 March 2016 (Thursday) 7.00 p.m.
Siam’s first poem: the mysteries of a 15th century military epic.
A talk by Chris Baker. Yuan phai (Defeat of Lanna) is possibly the first Siamese text that counts as “literature.” Until recently much of its meaning was obscure because the language is so archaic. Now we know it tells of a battle between Siam and Lanna in 1474/5, but Royal Institute scholars still disagree on what many of its 1400 lines mean. More>>>

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LECTURES (all lectures are in English unless otherwise stated)

18 March 2016 (Friday) 7.30 p.m.
The Circulation of Thai Television Dramas in China. A Talk by Brenda Chan. It has been observed that in intra-Asian flows of popular culture, the traffic is dominated by the export of cultural products from East Asian economies (such as Japan and Korea) to countries in Southeast Asia (such as Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines), whereas the export markets of cultural products from Southeast Asian nations remain very limited. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

 

18 – 22 February 2016
A visit to Yunnan: China’s most beautiful province
Leader: Khun Ekkarin Latthasaksiri, Study Trip Manager

Yunnan is the sixth largest of China’s 27 provinces and the country’s most beautiful region. It is  situated in China’s southwest and borders the neighboring states of Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. Yunnan can boast of landscape and climate more varied than anywhere else in China. More>>>

24 February – 5 March 2016
A Cultural trip to Morocco
Leader: Khun Somlak Charoenpot,
Chairperson of the Study Trip Committee
The Kingdom of Morocco is a country that is unique in the Muslim world. Its richly diverse culture has been shaped by 3,000 years of history, by ethnic groups whose roots go far back in time, and also by its geographical location, with the Atlantic Ocean to the west, sub-Sahara Africa to the south, Europe to the north and the Mediterranean countries to the east. More>>>

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