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Ewha Womans University Natural History Museum Holds Special Exhibition Titled “Exploring Living Creatures in Korean Cult

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  • Date2021.10.14
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Ewha Womans University Natural History Museum Holds Special Exhibition Titled “Exploring Living Creatures in Korean Culture” 

Ewha Womans University Natural History Museum (Director: Jang Yi-kweon) is hosting a special exhibition titled “Exploring Living Creatures in Korean Culture with Natural Culture Geeks” to commemorate its 53rd anniversary through Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

The special exhibition was arranged to explore living creatures in Korean culture and understand their cultural and biological significance and value. The event will provide the opportunity to understand the meaning behind 50 cultural works, including Chochungdo (The Painting of Flowers and Insects), Jasaneobo (The Book of Fish), Eogaehwacheop (The Illustrated Album of Fish and Clams) , Shipjangsaengdo (The Painting of Ten Symbols of Longevity), Hwajoyoungmodo (The Painting of Flowers, Birds, and Animals), Shimcheongjeon (The Tale of Shim Cheong), lacquerware inlaid with mother-of-pearl, sculptures, and ceramics, in addition to exploring the living creatures that became motifs of such artworks and the emotional experience of the creators of such cultural content in creating their works.

The museum’s special exhibition and educational program was planned with the support of the “2021 University Museum Promotion Support Project” organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and supervised by the Korean Association of University Museums, and the admission and educational participation fees are free of charge. However, in-person viewing for the special exhibition remains limited to a maximum of five individual visitors at a time in accordance with social distancing guidelines. For details including visiting hours and quota, please visit the Natural History Museum website (http://cms.ewha.ac.kr/user/nhm/).

Director Jang Yi-kweon remarked, “The Natural History Museum at Ewha was established as the first natural history museum in South Korea in 1969, and has since amassed a collection of approximately 230,000 samples of natural species while actively operating exhibitions and educational programs,” and added, “Although we regret that we are currently unable to offer the full experience of in-person exhibitions due to COVID-19, we look forward to greeting many visitors at our special exhibition as we endeavor to present a new look and feel for the museum by introducing various media and ICT technologies including Metaverse.”