Korean manuscripts week at the Wellcome Library’s Asian Collections

An opportunity to study original Korean block printed books and manuscripts from the Wellcome Library’s Asian Collections

Date: 14–17 June 2010
Course tutor: Mrs Beth McKillop, Director of Collections Victoria and Albert Museum London
Venues: Gibbs Building, Wellcome Trust, 215 Euston Road,
London NW1 2BE, The British Library

Timetable
Monday 14 June, 15.00–18.00
Introduction to Korean paper, printing and manuscript tradition.
Tuesday 15 June, Thursday 17 June 10:00—16:00 practical sessions in reading Korean manuscripts and block-printed books.
Wednesday 16 June visits to the exhibition galleries of the British Library, British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.

Handouts and learning packs will be provided, and a certificate of attendance will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

Participants should have completed at least three years of Korean studies; final-year undergraduates, postgraduates and others with a good knowledge of Korean will be welcome.

The course is free, but pre-registration is essential and numbers are limited to 15.
Please email t.tillotson@wellcome.ac.uk to book a place.

For further information, please contact:
Dr Nikolaj Serikoff, Wellcome Library
T 020 7611 8660 E n.serikoff@wellcome.ac.uk
This course is the latest in a series of lectures and workshops designed to enable Orientalist / Asian studies students to learn about the manuscript cultures of Eastern and African peoples, and to examine handwritten works dating back many centuries. Based upon the rich manuscript holdings of the Wellcome Library, these lectures and workshops will also offer a taste of traditional Asian and African medical teachings. Each session will be led by an experienced tutor who is an authority in the field of manuscript research and/or a specialist conservator.

Developed in association with SOAS

Wellcome Collection is part of the Wellcome Trust. The Wellcome Trust is a charity registered in England, no. 210183. Its sole trustee is The Wellcome Trust Limited, a company registered in England, no. 2711000, whose registered offi ce is at 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK.

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