All posts tagged National 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 ...

Baby Princess Deokhye

The Last Princess of the Joseon Dynasty, Deokhye

January 18, 2013, No comments

At times, life can be more dramatic than any kind of fictional portrayal. At times, a person’s entire life can be more unusual than a theatrical pre ...

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    2013, the Year of the Snake comes slithering in
    January 7, 2013, No comments

    Happy New Year! It is 2013, the Year of the Snake. Among all the 12 symbols of the zodiac, the snake is probably regarded as the most dubious; its flickering tongue, slimy skin, poisonous looking fangs and rather sneaky…

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    2012, enter the Black Dragon
    January 7, 2012, No comments

    According to ancient folklore, the Emperor of the Heavens called upon 12 animals and told them he would hold a race to Heaven’s Gates and reward them in order. Although the ox was the most diligent and arrived early,…

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    National Science Museum in Daejeon
    October 20, 2011, No comments

    * This post is written by Magdalena Sieminska, one of the Korea Blog’s Worldwide Korea Bloggers. National Science Museum had been established in 1945 in Seoul, but its location has been changed to Daejeon in 1990.…