[[FULL UP]]RAS Museum Day with Nat'l Museum of Korean Contemporary History

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
Tour Leader: 
Museum Guide & RASKB's Jason Bechervaise

These visits comprise of two parts: the first is a short walk through the exhibit, followed by the second which is usually a presentation and a Q&A session on a related topic of the exhibit. This year, visits will be held on the following dates.

National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

in cooperation with the 
Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch 

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1950s Korean Film, Moving into a New Epoch


A Special Exhibition Commemorating the Centenary of Korean Film


Date & Time: Wednesday, February 19 - 6:50 pm  
                         (meet in the first floor lobby)
Speakers: Museum Guide and RASKB's Jason Bechervaise
Features: A special guided tour, free sandwiches, followed by a special
Venue: 1st Floor, National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
            The Museum is between Gyeongbokgung and the U.S. Embassy, and
            across the street from Sejong Arts Center (by Gwanghwamun).
            For directions and transportation information, click here
Admission fee: Free


RSVP: Reservations are required to prepare proper amounts of food;

            Maximum to 30 participants. 


With Opening an Exhibition

  The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the production of the kino drama ‘Fight for Justice’, which is considered as the first Korean film. In commemoration, National Museum of Korean Contemporary History holds a special exhibition on Korean films in the mid-late 1950s, called ‘The Growth of Korean Cinema’.

  The mid-late 1950s is the period that casts a long shadow on Korean film history by growing rapidly in quantity and quality despite the chaos following liberation and the ruins of the Korean War. The number of films, which had not exceeded 20 pieces a year by 1955, exploded and reached 100 pieces for the first time, and also a large-scale filming studio had been established. The Korean film won the prize at the international film festival for the first time, the first female director appeared, and Chungmuro, called Hollywood in Korea, was started to build. Further, various genres were being tried, and this is the era of naissance in upcoming heyday of Korean movies: the period when modern Korean films were enlightened.

  The behind of such rapid growth of Korean films at that time is based on favorable policy factors, and there was no public entertainment to surpass films, compared with the public’s increased appetite for popular culture. Above all, the movie's vivid projection of the changing social situation of the time caught public’s eye, served as the foundation for the growth of the movie industry.

  Hopefully, the exhibition will provide an opportunity to explore the mid-late 1950s films that served as the foundation for the growth of Korean cinema, as well as to portray the social images of the time which were projected into the films.


Contact Us

Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch
Room 611, Korean Christian Building, Daehak-ro 19 (Yeonji-dong), Jongno-gu, Seoul 03129
[03129] 서울시 종로구 대학로 19 (연지동) 한국기독교회관 611호

Office is normally open as follows:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays:
                                   10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please call before your visit.
Phone (02) 763-9483 FAX (02) 766-3796

Email - royalasiatickorea@gmail.com

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