Event news: Jane Portal on art and archaeology in North Korea

News of a lunchtime lecture at the British Museum this coming Friday:

Tradition and socialism: art and archaeology in North Korea

Jane Portal
Friday 29 April 2016, 13.30–14.30
BP Lecture Theatre
Free, booking essential | Book Online

50 chon coin. North Korea, 1978
50 chon and 100 won coins. North Korea, 1978

In this lecture, Jane Portal, British Museum, will discuss the dual influence of Korean tradition and the socialist state in art produced in North Korea, as well as the role of the state in archaeology and public monuments, with reference to works collected for the British Museum after the establishment of diplomatic relations with the DPRK in 2000.

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