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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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25 – 26 January 2019
A Pan-Asia Conference on “Heritage Protection: The Asian Experience” The conference will explore how thinking about culture, cultural heritage, and cultural heritage protection in Asian nations differ from the West. The conference aims to stimulate discussion on a range of issues related to these topics in an entirely Asian context. More>>>
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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. 1 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

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)

13 December 2018 : 7.00 p.m.
LANNA STYLE IN MY VISION. A Talk by Chulathat Kitibutr. Lanna Kingdom (13th to 18th century) was an ancient state dominating most of present-day Northern Thailand with Chiang Mai as its center, but with the rapid globalisation and the lack of urban planning, Chiang Mai today is slowly forgetting its once-vivid Lanna culture that used to be present in every corners of the city. More>>>

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STUDY TRIPS

15 December 2018
A Saturday hike in Chalerm Rattanakosin National Park Kanchanaburi province
Leader: Khun Supanut Hatchaleelaha, Program officer

Chalerm Rattanakosin National Park is located some 230 kilometres from Bangkok. It is the smallest of Kanchanaburi province’s five national parks. Within its 59 square kilometers, spectacular caves, waterfalls and peaceful forest trails are among the park highlights. More>>>

29 December 2018 - 7 January 2019
A Cultural Tour of the Kingdom of Bhutan
Leader: Mrs. Bilaibhan Sampatisiri, Former President and Honorary Advisor to the Siam Society Council

Sandwiched between mighty neighbours - China to the north and India to the south, Bhutan is a tiny independent country about the same size as Switzerland. More>>>

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