London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

From Porcelain to Palaces – A Journey Through the Cultural Heritage of the Joseon Dynasty

This session explores the cultural heritage of the Joseon Dynasty – a time that witnessed the flourishing of the arts. The dynasty was built on Confucian teaching and this led to new iconographical traditions and aesthetic preferences. The royal family’s patronage of art gave rise to great cultural achievements, artistic innovation and technological advancement. This … [Read More]

Exploring Korea’s Sartorial Heritage Through Hanbok

In celebration of the 140th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom, this lecture highlights pivotal moments of cultural convergence, underlining the transformation of hanbok into an iconic emblem of Korean heritage since 1883. Hanbok, which used to be everyday wear for Koreans, has evolved significantly over time. Notably, the … [Read More]

Here with You: The Beauty of Korean Heritage

To mark the 140th anniversary of Korea-UK diplomatic relations, the KCCUK is pleased to be hosting the exhibition ‘Here with You: The Beauty of Korean Heritage’ presented by the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation. Utilising advanced digital technology, the exhibition illuminates the profound splendour of Korean cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the … [Read More]