Category Archives: Museum

A Final Morning in South Korea: Seodaemun Prison

On my last morning in South Korea, I visited this set of brick buildings. The appearance of these buildings are very charming – they certainly look nicer than 99% of the buildings in Seoul – and there were a number … Continue reading

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The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: The Last Art Gallery I Visited in South Korea (Part 2)

If you want to see what works are in the Modern Art section of the Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, you can see it on the official website. Some of the works did nothing for me. Some of the works … Continue reading

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The Leeum Samsung Museum of Art: The Last Art Gallery I Visited in South Korea (Part 1)

Apparently, the founder of the Samsung corporation was a devoted collector of art. He founded a few galleries to display his collection, and he asked his successors at Samsung to continue to collect art and present it to the public. … Continue reading

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The National Museum of Korea

I had been to the Gyeongju National Museum, Buyeo National Museum, and Gongju National Museum, but in Seoul is *the* National Museum of Korea. The permanent exhibitions take up three airy floors, and are divided as thus: Prehistory and Ancient … Continue reading

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Ehwa Womans University

I briefly visited Ehwa Womans University, the first educational institution in Korea to accept female students, later the first officially recognized university, and the currently the largest educational institution in the world which only accepts female students. Ehwa has some … Continue reading

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War Memorial & Museum of Korea, Part 2

It is impossible to present any kind of history without bias, thus it is inevitable that the War Memorial & Museum of Korea’s account of the June 25th War (a.k.a. the Korean War) is also biased. First of all, it … Continue reading

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Seoul Museum of History

I expected the Seoul Museum of History to be small and not say much more than I had already learned by visiting many other museums in South Korea. Instead, I got a museum jam-packed with historical information, much of it … Continue reading

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