|ANNE WANNER'S Textiles in History / exhibitions|
OF KOREAN EMBROIDERY
Director, Huh, Dong Hwa
The Museum of Korean Embroidery
THE SOOKMYUNG WOMEN´S UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
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INTERNATIONAL COSTUME COMMITTEE
COSTUME NEWS 2004:1
|THE MUSEUM OF KOREAN
The Museum of Korean Embroidery opened
its door to the public in the year 1976.
Director, Huh, Dong Hwa
from 10:00(a.m) to 04:00(p.m) holidays: Saturday and
Phone: 515-5114 / H.P : 011-264-2599
WOMEN´S UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
The Museum of Sookmyung Women's University (SMU) was opend on June 10, 1971 with a collection of 300 relics that SMU had collected and preserved. Since its opening the SMU Museum has continued to collect and manage relics of culture, art, archaeology, anthropology, and ethnology, with a priority on studying the history of Korean women's life. With the fund donated in 1995 by late Kim Kyung-ae, an alumnae of SMU, the Museum was newly built. The current Museum was open on May 11, 2004 with a standing exhibition of ceramics, wooden craft and sculpture, paintings and calligraphic works, costumes and ornaments which the Museum has preserved, as well as with an exhibition of donors.
In honor of donors, the Museum is operating Donors' Room, and every year various exhibitions are made based on new plans.
Museum Educational Center for
The Plaza consists of Chungpa Gallery, Moon Shin Art Museum, Sculpture Park, Concert Hall and the Center for Traditional Art Performance.
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Embroidery Museum at Sookmyung Womens University is
an exhibition, educational, and research facility
dedicated to advancing the knowledge and
appreciation of embroidery and textile
Inaugurated in May 2004 by Sookmyung Womens University, itself founded in 1906 by Koreas royal family, the Museum houses an extensive collection of embroidered and woven textiles representing various historical periods and geographical regions.
The Museums permanent collection, primarily focused on East Asian costume and decorative arts, ranks among the most comprehensive of its kind in Asia, and its wide scope serves to illuminate the cross-cultural dialogues in technique and style that have enriched textile arts worldwide. Through its exhibition and educational efforts, the Museum seeks to highlight the technical and artistic achievement of embroiderers across time and place; expand understanding of the social and cultural roles that textiles have fulfilled globally; and establish the art of embroidery as a significant contribution to world culture.
Housed in a newly constructed building that includes exhibition galleries, an information center, a library, conservation studios, classrooms, and a 300-seat auditorium equipped with earphones for simultaneous translation, the Museum aims to become a leading center for scholarship in embroidery and other textile arts.
includes votive textiles, ecclesiastical robes, military uniforms, folding screens, wedding garments, chair and table coverings, rank insignia, and various types of clothing, costume accessories, and household furnishings
used by all social classes. The collection encompasses a broad range of historical examples from around the world as well as replicas of extant ancient artifacts otherwise inaccessible for public viewing. Through public exhibitions, hands-on teaching sessions with textile historians and artists, and the facilitation of individual scholarly research, the Museum seeks to encourage the examination of embroidered textiles as primary documents of the technological, social, and cultural environments that produced them as well as to emphasize embroiderys position as an important cultural inheritance and an expressive, dynamic, and continually evolving art form.
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