Korea at 60: Forwards and Upwards

From the KCC website:

The government of the Republic of Korea was established on August 15, 1948 after three years of U.S. military administration following liberation from Japanese colonial rule.

Date: 6 October 2008 13 October 2008
Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK
The exhibition is organised by Korean Culture and Information Service, and presented by Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean Cultural Centre UK

This exhibition, Korea: Forward & Upwards, presents a success story of the Republic of Korea in celebration of the 60th anniversary of founding the Republic of Korea.

The year 2008 marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Korea (South Korea). The country has been nurtured throughout a history of thousands of years. The Republic of Korea was established in 1948 under a democratic system of government and the country has leapt from being one of the poorest countries in the world to being one of the wealthiest. As one of the more than 100 countries that were established and liberated after World War II, Korea is the only country that realized full democratization and economic achievement simultaneously.

The exhibition is about the story of Korea and it features images representing the fruits of Korea’s progress in the areas of diplomacy, security, science, technology, culture and sports. From rare photographs from the year 1948 to more recent photographs of Seoul Olympics of 1988, 2002 FIFA World Cup and IT industry, the exhibition is very informative. Also photographs of the first Gwangju Biennale in 1995, a fashion show by world-renowned designer Andre Kim, Masestro Chung Myung-whun, and Korean B-Boys will be featured.

Part 1: Establishment and Democratisation of Korea and Korea in the World
Part 2: Broadening the Horizon: Korea’s Science and Technology
Part 3: Raising the Economy Out of the Ashes of War
Part 4: Globalisation and Reconciliation with North Korea
Part 5: Korean Cultural Phenomena and Sports

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