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Celebrate Seollal at the British Museum

The British Museum’s Chuseok celebrations last September fell victim to the period of national mourning following the death of the Queen. Instead, we have a brief celebration to mark the lunar New Year:

Celebrating Seollal 설맞이 at the British Museum

Date: Friday 20 January 2023, 6pm - 8pm
British Museum | Great Russell Street | London WC1B 3DG | | [Map]

Tickets: Free | More info here
You are advised to pre-book a free timed entry slot via the above link.
Yerin Lee dancing during Chuseok 2021
Yerin Lee dances in the British Museum’s Great Court to celebrate Chuseok on 18 September 2021. Image © The Trustees of the British Museum

Join us in celebrating Lunar New Year with magical musical and dance performances by the Shilla Ensemble in the Great Court.

Drawing on both contemporary and traditional music, the programme is inspired by the five colours significant in Korean culture – white, black, blue, yellow and red.

Hyelim Kim (Daegeum) will be joined by Jieun Jung (Gayageum), Seayool Kim (Piri) and Yong Min Cho (Dance).

Performances will be 18:00 – 18:30 and 19:30 – 20:00.

Our Korea Gallery curator, Sang-ah Kim, will be hosting a pop-up gallery talk in Room 67: Korea (The Korea Foundation Gallery), exploring the current gallery display Conservation in action. Sang-ah Kim and Amorepacific Conservator for Korean Paintings Meejung Kim-Marandet introduce the gallery display Conservation in action in the following video

Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea.

About the Shilla Ensemble

The Shilla Ensemble is a traditional Korean music group based in the UK. The group aims to achieve an inclusive approach to traditional Korean culture, which is inspired by the philosophy of the Shilla dynasty, one of the most culturally-affluent periods of Korean history. The ensemble is led by Hyelim Kim, a daegeum flutist, composer and researcher, who believes that the ensemble’s Korean heritage will act as an artistic inspiration for the contemporary and cosmopolitan environment of the UK.