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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Celebrate Seollal at 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 … [Read More]

*** Cancelled *** Celebrate Chuseok at the British Museum *** Cancelled ***

Join us for a day of performances, workshops, talks and demonstrations to celebrate Chuseok – the Korean harvest moon festival. Bring your family and friends to join us at this festival of thanksgiving. Activities will be held throughout the Museum and are suitable for visitors of all ages, unless stated otherwise. All activities are free, just drop in. … [Read More]

Online talks: Preserving Korean Pictorial Art | the History of Hanji

Two free talks by the British Musuem’s Korean paintings conservator: Preserving Korean Pictorial Art | the History of Hanji Thursday 7 October 2021 & Thursday 14 October 2021, 7pm – 8pm Book via the KCCUK website This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from conservator Dr. Meejung Kim-Marandet (Amorepacific Conservator for Korean Paintings, British Museum) … [Read More]

Gallery: Chuseok celebrations at the British Museum

The early Autumn brought two simultaneous Chuseok celebrations in the London area on 18 September: the harvest fest in New Malden, organised by KBCE, and a special event at the British Museum. Over the past months we’ve been starved of live music, and it was great to be able to hear the Shilla Ensemble perform … [Read More]

Discover Korean Art at the British Museum

With this art history course, participants will discover the fascinating history of Korea through lectures, gallery talks and behind-the-scenes tours of the conservation studio at the British Museum. Discover Korean Art: from Three Kingdoms to Contemporary Korea A 3-day course exploring Korea’s special place within the British Museum Saturday, 6 July 2-4pm | Korea Foundation … [Read More]

Concert notes: Jeong Ga Ak Hoe at the British Museum

Although the official opening concert of K-Music 2016 is Nah Youn-sun with Ulf Wakenius on 20 September, the British Museum’s Chuseok celebrations in collaboration with the KCC have given us several performances by the contemporary gugak group Jeong Ga Ak Hoe. They presented a programme of traditional music in the Korean Gallery on the morning … [Read More]

Event news: Chuseok at the British Museum

Advance notice of the Autumn festivities at the British Museum, coinciding with the start of the K-music Festival. More details coming soon Chuseok Festival at the British Museum Thursday, 15 September 2016, 11.00am-5.00pm: “Understanding Chuseok” Lectures and musical performances Friday, 16 September 2016, 6.00-8.30pm: “Celebrating Chuseok: the Korean Harvest Moon Festival” Musical performances, K-pop DJ, … [Read More]

KCC to fund British Museum curator

Interesting that it’s the KCC doing this. Normally I would expect a chaebol or an NGO like the Korea Foundation to fund this sort of post. Anyway, below is the official press release from the British Museum website. This is an additional curatorial post, working under the existing senior curator Sasche Priewe, who will continue … [Read More]