Ewha Womans University Museum was opened on April 6th, 1935 as part of the effort to preserve Korean cultural heritage in the midst of the Japanese occupation with donations coming from it’s faculty and students. During the Korean war the museum’s contents were moved to Pilsenggak, the main hall of Ewha’s temporary campus in the city of Busan. When Seoul was regained the museum was moved back to Ewha University. The museum was moved to its current location in 1990. Over the years the Museum was expanded to add a Modern Art Gallery and Special Exhibition Hall.
The museum holds an extensive collection of Korean cultural heritage items ranging from prehistoric Korea to modern times including the Jeseon Period. It houses one National Treasure, the “White Porcelain Jar with Grapevine Design“. On the basement floor you can find artifacts that were donated to the museum. The 1st floor is the permanent exhibition hall which shows us a glimpse into the life of people during the Jeseon Dynasty. The 2nd floor has the modern art gallery and the special exhibition hall. Every few months different exhibition are held here. Currently until the 23rd of July, 2011 they are showcasing traditional and modern artifacts from Korea, China and Japan.
Check out their website for more information Ewha Museum Website.
Opening Hours / Admission:
Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 17:00
Closed Sundays, National Holidays and Summer / Winter Breaks.
Admission is free.
How to get Ewha Womans University Museum:
Take line to Ewha Womans University station and leave exit 2 or 3 and continue walking straight until you reach the university.
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