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The NMV Library (for NMV members only) is a wonderful way to discover Asia and Thailand and is full of hidden treasures.


The NMV Library is a specialized library emphasizing the arts, religions and history of Asia. The collection contains 4000 books and periodicals in English, French, German and Japanese.


Books are shelved by subjects for a better visibility, classification follows the numeral Dewey system. 



  • Religions and beliefs

  • Mythology

  • Buddhism

  • Hinduism

  • Other religions

  • Iconography of gods

  • Arts (general, Asian Arts, Arts sorted by countries: China, Thailand)
    Arts is the biggest section.

  • Ceramics

  • Paintings and mural paintings

  • Fiction

  • Travel guides

  • Geography and maps of South East Asia

  • Culture and society (sorted bu country)

  • History (sorted bu country)

  • Japanese books

  • German books

  • Chinese books



  • NMV newsletter (1970- 2014)

  • Sawadee

  • Aseanie (articles both in French and English)

  • Orientations

  • Arts of Asia

  • MARG (specialized in Indian arts)


Some files are directly collected on CD.

NMV Digital collection:

Access to the Digital Collection is granted on request only.


Books published by NMV Members

see pdf list of NMV Members Books. Click below.



Articles printed in SALA Magazine

see pdf index of articles printed in the NMV Sala Magazine



Availability & Other Services


The Library is located at the rear of the Museum grounds behind the main (Palace) building.


Operating Hours:

The library is open every Wednesday from 09.30am to 11.30am only. Mail to for information.
Closed during Thai holidays

Please note that photocopying or scanning of library books is no longer offered. Members may take photos from our books on their personal IT devices.


Our Library Team:

Jutta and friends

Our Team of volunteers is always ready to help you with your studies or research.

Please do not hesitate to contact or visit the library !

Send a message to the library:

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