The audio recordings in the
National Sound Archives
collection span almost
100 years of recording
sounds in Siam (Thailand)
and cover a wide range of
recording subjects and

The National Sound
Archives Association’s
earliest recordings
were made on wax cylinders
in 1900 by Boosra Mahin.

The National Sound Archives Association (NSAA) is deeply grateful for the opportunity to dedicate to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn our continued work to conserve Thailand's audio media.

The history of the first sound recording for Siamese people.

Boosra Mahin was the first Thai to visit Germany with his group of musicians to perform Thai music. His orchestra performed at the Berlin Zoo and recorded many brown Edison wax cylinders in 1900.

The Siamese cylinder recordings formed the foundation of the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv, begun by "CARL STUMPF" in 1900.

UNESCO declared October 27 as the World Day for AV Heritage to raise awareness of the significance of AV documents and to draw attention to the need to safeguard them. Every year, activities are organized by different institutions worldwide around a theme to drum up interest in the event. Message from the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova:

The theme for 27th October 2013 is: “Saving Our AV Heritage for the Next Generation”

The National Sound Archives Association (NSAA)
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