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Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life

Asian Civilisations Museum 22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jul 2017 Ticketed

Joseon Korea

Intrigued by sets and costumes from Korean historical dramas and films? Then you will want to see actual furniture, fashion, and decorative arts from Korea’s Joseon era (1392–1897). Spanning some 500 years, Joseon was Korea’s last dynasty, and the legacy of its courtly culture and vibrant city life lives on in South Korea today. Treasures from the National Museum of Korea, the National Palace Museum of Korea, and the Deagu National Museum will be displayed for the first time in Singapore.

The exhibition will be accompanied by programmes and talks relating to Joseon Korea and contemporary Korean culture; as well as a work by South Korean contemporary artist Ran Hwang, best known for using pins, buttons, and thread to create large-scale installations.

Ticket prices for Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life

Singaporeans & Permanent Residents
Singaporeans & Permanent Residents
(Concession: Seniors, Students, NSF^)
(Concession: Seniors, Students^)
(Family of 5)

Curator Tours
Fridays, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July
7.30 to 8.30pm

$25 per session, book at ACM Front Desk or Peatix

Fact or fiction – was Joseon Korea really like what you see in dramas and movies? Join exhibition curators Kan Shuyi and Dominic Low as they unravel the truth and get exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into Korean history.

A minimum of 15 people is needed to proceed. Payment must be made at Front Desk or Peatix in advance. Registration closes a day before each tour.

Interpretive space for Joseon Korea
22 April to 23 July
Programming Space, Joseon Korea Exhibition

Send your wishes for protection of your treasured ones on the colourful community pojagi (Korean wrapping cloth). Go on a trail as a Joseon scholar while you explore the exhibition with our activity booklet, and create your own scholar’s hat like the ones you see in K-dramas. Learn about the origins of world’s most incredible alphabet, Hangeul, and pick up a Korean word or two.

Seoul Awesome! Weekend Festival
17 and 18 June
Saturday, 1 to 9pm
Sunday, 1 to 5pm
Free admission (includes free entry to special exhibition)

Saranghaeyo, Korea! Join us for heart thumping music and dance performances, tasting sessions of delicious Korean food, and a mass taekwondo workout. Settle in by the ACM Green for a movie marathon with cute K-stars as accompaniment. Don’t forget to say Annyeonghasaeyo to the new special exhibition, Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life, before you end your day!

Fun-tastic Fridays
Fridays, 2, 9, 16, 23 June
12 to 5pm
Free admission

Journey back in time to Joseon Korea this school holiday. Dress up in traditional hanboks, attend workshops, and watch performances rarely seen in Singapore! Sit back and catch a special movie screening of what’s hot in Korea. Join us for a good time every Friday!

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Free admission to the museum for your family on opening weekend of the Joseon Korea exhibition if your child comes dressed in a hanbok.

22 April to 12 May
Get your Jose(on)! Find out how you can receive a Korea Fried Chicken or Bingsu voucher valued at $25 on ACM’s Facebook Page.

13 May to 2 June
Do you love Choco Pie as much as we do? First 200 visitors each week to the Joseon Korea exhibition stand a chance to receive a Lotte Confectionery goody bag packed with a-lotte goodies (we promise there’s more than just Choco Pie!) valued at $10. Food not enough to entice you? Stand a chance to win cash! Some goody bags are packed with golden tickets worth $288 each, join us and get lucky!

24 June to 7 July
Strut the streets with these fashionable and customisable tote bags. Screen prints, exclusive iron-on patches, badges – we have it all! Join us at Joseon Korea and make your own customisable tote bag inspired by our exhibition. While stocks last!

8 to 23 July
We know we love our Korean beauty products. Find out how you can win an exclusive Sulwhasoo Ginseng set worth $597 on ACM’s Facebook page!

Coming Soon, watch this space!