KOREAN COLLECTIONS IN CANADA.

THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM. 100 Queen’s Park, Toronto, Canada.  Research & Catalog Publication: The Korean Collection at the Royal Ontario Museum 12 Building the Royal Ontario Museum’s Korean Collection 16 PLATES Archeology 25 Glazed Ceramics 61 Painting & Calligraphy 101 Craft & Sculpture 215 Costume 241 Others 277 Palanquin Chair (Choheon) 초헌의자. Joseon, Late 18th […]

KOREAN FURNITURE EXHIBITIONS.

TRADITION & INSIGHT EXHIBITION. JJ ART. 16 Insa-dong 9-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul. Baekak Museum of Art, 1st floor. May 23, to June 23, 2017. NATIONAL FOLK MUSEUM OF KOREA. Najeon, Glimmer & Shine. May 19, 2023 ~ August 27, 2023. Najeon is a decorative technique that involves using mother-of-pearl from the shells of abalones, conchs, and […]

THE SOBAN – 소반 PART 2. Collections in Korea.

For more information about Soban you can read our article: The soban A table used for dining, where food is placed, is called a “soban“. In traditional houses of the Joseon Dynasty, the kitchen and dining room were typically separate, and heavy brass or porcelain dishes were used for tableware. Consequently, sobans were constructed from […]

KOREAN COLLECTIONS IN JAPAN.

THE JAPAN FOLK CRAFTS MUSEUM THE TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM. Photos above: This shell-inlayed (raden) box is for storing sutra scrolls and was formerly owned by the Mōri Family. The hinge, lock and rings on the sides are thought to be later additions made in Japan. The letter 黄二 (yellow-two) on the one side indicates that […]

CONTEMPORAY FURNITURE BASED ON TRADITIONAL DESIGNS.

DREAM OF BUTTERFLY. Kim Hyunhee “Dream of the Butterfly” is a piece of furniture that reinterprets the butterfly pattern known as “Phalaenopsis” and incorporates it as a distinctive style element. The butterfly pattern was primarily employed as a decorative motif in furniture to symbolize the auspicious themes of “joy and happiness,” or to represent the […]

ANTIQUE FURNITURE COLLECTIONS IN KOREA.

EWHA WOMAN’S UNIVERSITY. SEOUL. Korean Furniture Collection. More than 500 pieces are featured in the collection of the Ewha Woman’s University Museum in Seoul, Korea. Woman’s University Museum in Seoul, Korea. The museum was open on April 6, 1935, as part of the university’s efforts to preserve Korea’s rich cultural heritage. HO-AM ART MUSEUM. SEOUL. […]

KOREAN COLLECTIONS IN GERMANY.

Featured photo top of the post: Courtly meeting in the western garden, Songam (active during 18th century), eight-fold screen, ink and light colors on paper, 133, 4 x 518 cm, signature: “painted by Songam, written by Chosa”, Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), dated 1794. MUSEUM OF EAST ASIAN ART – COLOGNE. As with Chinese art, Fischer’s access […]

KOREAN COLLECTIONS IN GREAT BRITAIN.

THE BRITISH MUSEUM. The Department of Asia covers the material and visual cultures of Asia. Our extensive Korean collection highlights a number of ornamental works of celadon as well as Goryeo lacquer and metalwork. VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM

IN SEARCH OF KOREAN TRADITIONAL FURNITURE.

Browsing the internet is a great way to explore various pieces of Korean antique furniture. On display are items sourced from different galleries, auction houses, museums, and private collectors. INTERESTING LINKS: THE SOUL OF 한국 PYONGYANG BANDAJI Elaborately decorated with ornate brass mounts in various geometric forms, some of which have incised landscapes and other […]

KOREAN COLLECTION IN THE US

INTERESTING LISTING OF KOREAN COLLECTIONS IN AMERICAN MUSEUMS: https://www.museum.go.kr/site/eng/exhiForeignMuseum/list/all WEISMAN ART MUSEUM – Minneapolis, MN The collection includes about 200 examples of Joseon dynasty (1392–1910) furniture, 80 Silla dynasty (668–935 B.C.) stoneware pieces, some 150 folk paintings and wooden bowls and utensils, in addition to other folk arts and crafts. The collection came to the […]