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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>>>

:-- NHBSS Volume 62 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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MUSIC

31 October 2018 : 7.00 p.m.
The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage and Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University with the participation of Fund for Classical Music Promotion Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana present "BUDDING ARTISTS" 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)

25 October 2018 : 7.00 p.m.
Bangkok’s Hidden Treasures – the other side of Bangkok. A Talk by Eric Lim. In this presentation we take a virtual journey to explore places of historical and cultural interest off the beaten track in Bangkok, some of which are right at the fringe of the city. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

21 - 31 October 2018
The Shikoku Temple Pilgrimage
Leader: Ms. Keiko Kimura, Member of The Siam Society

The Shikoku Temple Pilgrimage trip takes us to Japan’s fourth main island to explore Shikoku, a sparsely populated and beautiful, rural region. We traverse it by following part of the 1,200 year old 88 Temple Pilgrimage dedicated to Kūkai (774-835AD) - a.k.a Kōbō Daishi, a salient and still greatly revered figure in Japanese Buddhism. More>>>

26 – 28 October, 2018
The Study trip to Songkhla and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces
Leader: Mr. Euayporn Kerdchouay

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT is the second largest town in southern Thailand, and a major religious center, with the most important Buddhist monastery in the southern peninsula. More>>>

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