Press Release (ePRNews.com) - NEW DELHI, India - Nov 16, 2016 - Korean Cultural Centre India in association with Onyang Folk Museum, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Korea Art management services and Travelling Arts Korea exhibited “Sarangbang – The room of Leisurely life” at IGNCA Exhibition Hall, New Delhi. The exhibit was inaugurated by Ambassador His Excellency Cho Hyun, Embassy of The Republic of Korea to India. Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts graced the occasion. The exhibition will conclude on 27th November.
The exhibition presented a deeper understanding on the living spaces of the Joseon Dynasty. The writing desk, oil lamp, calligraphy brush, ink stone, India ink, wooden pillow, scroll shelf, brazier, and chamber pot featured in this exhibit were selected from the collection at the Onyang Folk Museum. This was followed by workshop of making Korean lantern by 18 children from Apeejay Svran School, Faridabad and 20 from Modern Public School Shalimar Bagh, Delhi.
Ambassador of Embassy of The Republic of Korea to India H.E Cho Hyun said that such an exhibition makes us realize how close we are and that we are culturally bound to each other. As you see the exhibit you find many similarities and differences in Korea and India culture and helpful in taking the Indo-Korean bond further. Hopefully it will be great fun for you to explore Korean heritage and contemporary art.
Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi said that it is a proud privilege that IGNCA has experienced such an exhibition which establishes a correlation between two cultural countries. With this beautiful experience the Indian audience will get a chance to explore the Korean culture.
The Onyang Folk Museum is a private museum that specializes in folk culture. It is a multi-purpose cultural space where visitors can see, hear, and experience the traditional Korean life and culture.
The Sarangbang was both a place of study for the Seonbi (Confucian scholars) of old Korea, a setting for mastering the old and learning the new as well as a place of education and the fostering of future scholars. Each room was equipped with a wide range of items related to learning from the “Four treasures of study”.
About Korean Cultural Centre India
Korean Cultural Centre is a non-profit institution and the Press and Culture Department of the Government of Republic of Korea, which aims to promote Korean Culture and facilitate cultural exchanges between countries. Korean Cultural Centre was established in India in 2012 and has organized numerous programs under the category of Arts, music, Education, literature, film and cuisine. Source :