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Oriental Museum

Durham University Elvet Hill

The Korean collections are among the smallest in the Museum, but they are hugely varied and highly unusual in that they include material from both South and North Korea. The core of our collection was donated by the Right Reverend Richard Rutt, who first travelled to Korea as an Anglican missionary in 1954. Rutt remained in Korea for almost 20 years, serving as Archdeacon of West Seoul from 1965, before becoming Assistant Bishop and then Bishop of the Diocese of Taejon. Don’t miss: - Traditional musical instruments - A regularly changing display from our collection of painted screens - Historic and contemporary ceramics by leading Korean artists - North Korean propaganda art including postcards, paintings, prints and stamps. Funding has come from: - DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund - the Art Fund - the Friends of the Oriental Museum, and; - the Arts Council for England, via Stories of the World (part of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games).

For more information on this event: https://www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum/whatson/galleries/koreagallery/

Further information

Upcoming event dates:

  • Friday 1st November 2019 - Sunday 31st December 2023


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