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World Jewellery Museum
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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Situated in the heart of the North Village in Seoul, Korea, where history and culture pulse with daily rhythms of contemporary life, the World Jewellery Museum was founded in 2004 by Lee Kang-won, wife of a diplomat. It is one of the first museums in the world devoted entirely to jewellery. The museum houses over 1000 pieces of jewellery from Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pre-Colombian era. The nine galleries are displayed using innovative exhibition design techniques, contributing to the museum's reputation of being the "Jewel of Seoul." The architecture was designed by Kim Seung-Hoy (Professor, Seoul National Univerisity). The museum has an active program of temporary exhibitions throughout the year with themes ranging from ancient ornaments to contemporary jewellery designers. Its mission is to preserve, research and exhibit works of jewellery from around the world and, in doing so, foster the understanding of history, society, art, and spirit of diverse nations and tribes. The museum realizes this mission through temporary exhibitions, educational programs, research initiatives, publications and strives to engage and educate an increasingly diverse international audience through its unique collection and programs.

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Address
75-3 Hwa Dong, Jongro-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 
City
Seoul
Country
Korea, Republic of 
Website
http://www.wjmuseum.com
Contributor
Ms. Elaine Kim (Deputy Director) 

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  • Bracelets
    Yemen
    AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
    World Jewellery Museum
  • Anklet
    Pakistan
    AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
    World Jewellery Museum
  • Wedding Headdress
    Mongolia
    AD 20th century ~ AD 20th century
    World Jewellery Museum

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