Culture reflects how people live in society, as they express themselves in their lifestyles, traditions, arts and so on. Siam Commercial Bank, the first Thai bank, focuses on the dissemination and preservation of diverse art and culture, for its importance in sustaining our lives, values and Thai identity. The Bank provides ongoing support to organizations and agencies working in the field of cultural heritage conservation so that experts and academics can take part and contribute.
These organizations include:
- The Support Foundation for the Promotion of Supplementary Occupations and Related Techniques of Her Majesty Queen Sirikit of Thailand: The Bank sponsors the Foundation's annual royal performance of khon (Thai traditional masked dance-drama) every year to support the conservation and dissemination of this important art so that it endures as a cultural asset of the nation and people.
- The Foundation of Mrigadayavan Palace under Royal Patronage: The Bank provided support for preservation and restoration projects to protect this extraordinary example of early 20th century Siamese royal architecture.
- Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music: Founded with the purpose to honor H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra as a patron of classical music in Thailand, the Institute is a conservatory dedicated to teaching and performance to benefit Thai musicians and the public. Siam Commercial Bank is the main sponsor.
- The Traditional Thai Puppet Theater (Joe Louis) Foundation under Royal Patronage: Siam Commercial Bank has supported this traditional performing troupe to sustain it as a cultural asset for the Thai people.
In supporting these and other cultural activities, Siam Commercial Bank believes it is our responsibility on behalf of future generations and the nation to help sustain our society's rich endowment of unique traditions and artistic achievement.