The Siam Society

By: Dawn SRV

Oct 23 2015

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Category: For the love of the river, Music and Art

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Every country has its own organization to compile and promote knowledge about the country. So does Thailand.

The Siam Society under Royal Patronage was founded in 1904 to promote knowledge of Thailand. The Society owns a library with unique collection including manuscripts and rare books. The Society’s Kamthieng House is one of an early folk museum in Thailand. Study trips are organized to historical sites, cultural events, and nature sites in Thailand and sometimes 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 organizes lectures on various topics, publishes scholarly books and journals, stages performances of music and is involved in projects of cultural preservation.

This serenely quiet place is situated on the busy Sukhumvit 21 Road. As soon as you walk in, it is so calm that you’d feel like spending a whole day reading. The Society operates as a non-profit organization dedicated to its founding cause. Yet, it no longer depends on membership alone. Premise is offered as venue for event, to help easing off expense burden. The thing that has not been changed is that the society has been working hard to help promoting knowledge about Thailand as ever.

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