The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art presents a curator=guided exhibition tour of the exhibition | The Modern and Contemporary Korean Writing.
Museum in Cheongju tells the story of Korea’s old printing culture, including a copy of the Jikji, “Anthology of Great Buddhist Priests’, it is the oldest surviving example of movable printed type.
Today only the last volume of the Jikji survives, and is kept at the Manuscrits Orientaux division of the National Library of France.
From June 1950 to July 1953 the Korean Peninsula and the waters around it provided the landscape and seascape for the first war to involve the United Nations. This war inflicted a very personal cost on the Korean people and on the sailors, soldiers and airmen and their families from the nations who came to Korea to help fight Communist aggression. To remember the cost Australia bore for its participation, the Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea in Sydney presents this exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak that tragic conflict and to commemorate the courage and sacrifice of 17,000 Australians, 339 of whom died on active service and over 1,500 who suffered wounds, during that war.