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 Natural History Section is pleased to announce that Volume 60 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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Photos from workshop on Insect Management in Museums and Libraries>>>

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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)

18 December 2014 (Thursday) 7.30 p.m.
Beyond Beads: The Adornment Industry and Trading Hub along the Ancient Maritime Silk Route of the SEA peninsula. A Talk by Bunchar Pongpanich, M.D. Dr. Banchar Pongpanich, M.D. received his medical certification from Chiang Mai Medical School at Chiang Mai University.  He then served 10 years as a medical officer in Nakhon Si Thammarat in southern Thailand at the Tuberculosis Control Center and the Municipal Public Health Department. More>>>

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29 – 30 November 2014
Leader: Khun Pikulkeaw Krairiksh, Vice President and Senator elect, Phitsanulok Province, 2551-2557 BE

Phitsanulok located about 375 kilometers from Bangkok is situated on the geographical and administrative line that divides the central region from the northern region. It is an important historic city in lower northern Thailand. More>>>

4 – 13 December, 2014
Beyond Kathmandu Valley:
Bhaktapur, Chitwan, Lumbini, Pokhara
Leader: Khun Jim Lehman, Former Council Member of the Siam Society

“Beyond Kathmandu” will begin on the outskirts of Kathmandu with a two night stay in the World Heritage city of Bhaktapur, including a day trip to the Kathmandu Valley rim city of Dhulikhil to see village life and views of the Himalayan Range. More>>>

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