Today for our weekly Museum Guide excursion, led by Divvya Nirula, we arrive at Room 67 of the British Museum, featuring works from Korea.
This gallery is supported by the Korea Foundation. Presented here are our top three must-see objects on view here. Next time you visit the museum, do not miss these!
1. White Porcelain Moon Jar, 17-18th century AD, by Unknown
2. Black Lusture 0819, 2008, by Unknown
3. Sutra-holder, 13th century, by Unknown
Some fun facts about the Museum :
– The British Museum is supported by various institutional and individual donors who help that museum fund its various programs and collections.
– The Korea Foundation was set up to educate the world about Korean culture. Funding the Korean gallery at the British Museum is in keeping with this objective.
– The gallery at the British Museum was established in 2000, and refurbished in 2014 with help from the National Museum of Korea.
– The artefacts in this gallery range from 300 AD to present day, telling the story of the Korean peninsula.
– Painting, sculpture, art objects, weapons, coins, ceramics and more are all housed under one roof in this exquisite gallery.
– In 1948, Korea was split into 2 political zones – the southern is known as the Republic of Korea, while the northern is the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. It is interesting to identify the differences and similarities between both these regions through the objects presented here.
A Final Thought :
Visit this gallery to discover the history of Korea – in the context of its politics, social structures, geography, economy and more.
Visit Art From Us Archive for Museum Guide collated by Divvya Nirula. Here you shall find more suggestions on where you should visit next. And what you should see there.