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Antique Korean maps to be exhibited at KCC

Something completely different at the KCC in May-June, and rather interesting: a collection of Choson dynasty maps, in an exhibition organised by the KCC’s librarian Eunjeong Shin. The exhibition has an associated education programme aimed at local schools, while for the grown-ups there will be a lecture from the V&A’s Beth McKillop. Full details below.

Antique Korean Maps, Since 1600

Period: Wednesday 21 May – Friday 13 June
Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK
Tel. +44 (0)20 7004 2600/ Email: info at kccuk dot org dot uk

Map Exhibition flyer

The Exhibition

Antique Korean Maps, Since 1600 is an exhibition of Korean maps made in the Choson dynasty, to be held at the gallery of the Korean Cultural Centre UK. Old Korean maps embody the principles of natural topography pursued by the Koreans of the time, who perceived mankind and nature as an organic whole. The exhibition offers an exotic opportunity to imagine how the Koreans drew maps with the driving passions behind the work of compiling maps.

A varied programme of events accompanies this exhibition. Highlights include:

Lecture: Map, Revering the Land

Wednesday 4 June 2008, 18.00
by BETH MCKILLOP, Director of Collections and Keeper, Asian Department, V&A Museum
Subject: Old Korean maps show Korean people’s reverence for their land, and the maps’ artistic value
Advance booking advised via email info at kccuk dot org dot uk or telephone 020 7004 2600
Cost: Free

Special item: Korean Map Quilt

Multi-purpose hall, Korean Cultural Centre UK
Interacting with art through the exhibition, using an antique Korean map

Educational Programme: Mapping Korea

Saturday 31 May 2008, 14.00 / Saturday 7 June 2008, 14.00
Schoolchildren aged 7-13 individual or group applications welcomed.
Introduction to Korea’s geography; finding the sites of places from Korean folklore / Drawing maps of Korea using reusable materials / Assembling a jigsaw puzzle of Korea
Application: From 9.00 on Thursday 1 May until 17.00 on Wednesday 14 May
For application forms and enquiries: Email info at kccuk dot org dot uk or Telephone 020 7004 2600
Cost: Free

Interactive Programme: A Land of Wishes

Visitors to the event write their wishes on ‘wish paper’ and stick it on a map of Korea.
To break with tradition to attract visitors with a truly interactive event.

Mon – Fri 10.00 – 18.00
Sat 11.00 – 17.00

Ground Floor, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EJ
Tel. +44 (0)20 7004 2600
Email info at kccuk dot org dot uk


  • PDF of the exhibition’s Flyer

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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