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BKWS monthly meeting: a tour of the V&A

Something different for the British Korean Women’s Society this month:

Tour of the Victoria & Albert Museum

Friday 20th September 2013

South Kensington London SW7 2RL

Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was founded in 1852 with the aim of giving British artists and manufacturers the opportunity to view and understand products and works of art from around the world. Today, the V&A is the world’s leading museum in art and design, and it hosts in particular a strong Asian collection including Chinese, Japanese and Korean artefacts.

The tour will begin in the Samsung Gallery which opened in 1992 as London’s first dedicated gallery of Korean art. Rosalie Kim the Samsung Curator of Korean Art at the V&A will then guide the group around the Japanese and Chinese Galleries before concluding on the 6th floor in the Ceramic Galleries which feature 30,000 ceramics from across the world, spanning over 4000 years.

Rosalie was brought up both in Europe and Korea. She studied architecture in Belgium and Italy. Then worked in different architectural practices in Belgium, France and Korea, and taught architectural design at Kingston University before obtaining her PhD degree in architecture at University College London.

Following the tour you will have the opportunity to put your questions to Rosalie over a meal at a nearby restaurant.

There is no charge for the tour.

Please kindly confirm your attendance by return email to [email protected]

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