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  • 22April
    2017

    23July
    2017

    Asian Civilisations Museum Singapore, Singapore
    Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life

    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 Becoming Again; Coming Together a contemporary installation inspired by Joseon Korea, by South Korean contemporary artist Ran Hwang. She is best known for create large-scale installations using pins, buttons, and threads. Becoming Again; Coming Together located on level 1 of the museum, and is free admission for all visitors.

    More info : Asian Civilisations Muyseum
  • 25May
    2017

    13August
    2017

    British Museum London, United Kingdom
    Hokusai beyond the Great Wave

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) is widely regarded as one of Japan’s most famous and influential artists. He produced works of astonishing quality right up until his death at the age of 90. This new exhibition will lead you on an artistic journey through the last 30 years of Hokusai’s life – a time when he produced some of his most memorable masterpieces.

    More info : British Museum
  • 09May
    2017

    27August
    2017

    National Museum of Korea Seoul, Korea, Republic of
    Roads of Arabia-the Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia

    Roads of Arabia-the Archaeological Treasures of Saudi Arabia is the first large scale survey of the history and culture of Arabian peninsula in Korea. Tracing ancient incense trade routes and early-Islamic pilgrimage roads that once spanned the peninsula, 466 objects ranging from human-shaped steles dating back the 4th Millennium BC to gilded doors that once graced the entrance to the Ka’ba at Mecca will be displayed. Roads of Arabia, organized by the National Museum of Korea and the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, will be the great opportunity to open our eyes to the largely unknown ancient past of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    More info : National Museum of Korea
  • 04July
    2017

    27August
    2017

    National Museum of Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan, Islamic Republic of
    Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha

    Commemorating the 130th year of diplomatic ties between Japan and Thailand, the two countries collaborated with concerted efforts on this exhibition. Throughout the long history of Thailand, Buddhism was closely tied with the people’s daily lives. A diverse Buddhist culture flourished, and extravagant works of fine and applied arts were produced. This exhibition gathers a choice selection of Buddhist art, together with treasures that are rarely exhibited outside the country, to introduce the role of Buddhism in the development of cultures in Thailand.

    More info : Tokyo National Museum
  • 04July
    2017

    27August
    2017

    Tokyo National Museum Tokyo, Japan
    Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha

    Commemorating the 130th year of diplomatic ties between Japan and Thailand, the two countries collaborated with concerted efforts on this exhibition. Throughout the long history of Thailand, Buddhism was closely tied with the people’s daily lives. A diverse Buddhist culture flourished, and extravagant works of fine and applied arts were produced. This exhibition gathers a choice selection of Buddhist art, together with treasures that are rarely exhibited outside the country, to introduce the role of Buddhism in the development of cultures in Thailand.

    More info : Tokyo National Museum
  • 17June
    2017

    01March
    2018

    Maritime museum Piran Piran, Slovenia
    Across the Seas to the Unknown Far East

    Maritime Museum of Piran is holding a special exhibition on its Asian collections which was gathered and donated by the sailors of 19th century who sought for the adventure to the Far East.

    More info : Maritime Museum of Piran
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