Seoul Centre for Intangible Cultural Properties

Written by on May 31, 2012 in Worldwide Korea Bloggers

* This post is written by Asif Quadri, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers.

About a ten minute walk west of the Bongeunsa Temple by the Coex mall you will come to the Seoul Training Centre for Important Intangible Cultural Properties. Bit of a mouthful and the entrance signs are not in english but look for an office building that looks like a museum or a gallery on the ground floor.

Exhibitiona Hall(top) and Musical Instruments(bottom)

Exhibitiona Hall(top) and Musical Instruments(bottom)

Admission is free and access is allowed to the first two floors. There are displays of many traditional pieces of craft and artwork, along with musical instruments.

Weaving Loom(top) and Traditional pieces of craft and artwork

Weaving Loom(top) and Traditional pieces of craft and artwork

The second floor has more museum type exhibits. There was a weaving loom and displays on how cotton thread is made and finished products such as hanbok dresses, tassles, and mens hats.

Traditional Woven Dress(top) and Traditional Mens Hat(bottom)

Traditional Woven Dress(top) and Traditional Mens Hat(bottom)

There is an auditorium where shows are performed and craft activity rooms. There were no scheduled events when I went but its best to check their website and maybe plan your visit to co-incide with some activity.

http://www.chf.or.kr/main/publish/view.jsp?menuID=002003003

The centre is open till 6pm on Saturdays.

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