All posts tagged Museum

Korean Folk Village Lunar New Year Series
January 22, 2014

Seollal, or the Lunar New Year, is one of the most important holidays in Korea. This year, Seollal falls on January 31st and as such everyone will be able to celebrate a long weekend away from Thursday to Sunday. Most…


Evolution of the Rice Cooker at Gwangju Design Biennale 2013

October 23, 2013, No comments

Every year, a biennale takes part in Gwangju. In the even years, it’s the Gwangju Art Biennale; in the odd, the Gwangju Design Biennale. 2013 is the ...

Gray Hair, 2013, oil on canvas, Kong Sung-Hun

The Art of Storytelling, Storytelling in Art – Korea Artist Prize 2013

October 17, 2013, No comments

Everyone likes a good story, right? This year’s finalists of the Korea Artist Prize 2013 seem to like them, too. The four finalists Kong Sung-Hun, S ...


Reliving the past – National Folk Museum of Korea

September 28, 2013, No comments

The National Folk Museum of Korea (국립민속박물관) is located inside the grand Gyeongbokgung Palace and has over 4,000 historical artifacts on ...

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    Sights and Scenes from Mokpo
    September 14, 2013, No comments

    Until recently, I hadn’t spent too much time on the west coast of Korea, so I was pleased that last weekend I was able to remedy that with a whirlwind trip to Mokpo (목포), a port city in the southwestern province of Jeollanam-do&hellip ...

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    Korea’s Teddy Bear Obsession
    July 4, 2013, No comments

    * This post is written by Asif Quadri, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers. Korea has a peculiar fascination with Teddy Bear Museums. There are two on Jeju Island, one in Seoul, and two in Gyeongju. I have…

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    Heo Jun, the Legendary Doctor of Joseon
    March 27, 2013, No comments

    Know any famous doctors? Ask this question to a Korean and most likely the answer you’ll hear is “Heo Jun” (허준). Never mind that he was a physician of the Joseon Dynasty some centuries ago, Heo Jun is without…