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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:-- Call for Entries Extended to 30 April 2016 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Bangkok, 8 March 2016 – Conservation and restoration projects can submit entries for the 2016 UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation until 30 April 2016. More>>>




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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Wednesday 11 May 2016 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 “THE MOZART PROJECT PART 2” 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)

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6 – 8 May 2016
Three days at Phu Luang Wildlife Sanctuary
in Loei Province
Leader: Dr. Weerachai Nanakorn, Leader of the Natural History Section of the Siam Society

Approximately 20% of the 513,115 sq.km. total area of Thailand is still covered by forest., Most of this forest cover has been maintained as national parks, wildlife sanctuaries, forest reserves and other forms of protected areas. More>>>

12 - 21 May 2016
Study Trip to Dongchuan Red Earth Terraces,
Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La in Yunnan, China
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. More>>>

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