South Korea Seoul Trip Part 9: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art etc.

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[Introduction]

I traveled to Seoul, South Korea, in early September. Although I was not blessed with weather at all, I enjoyed the trip as the food was delicious and people were kind. In this article, I will write about National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art etc. as part of Day 3. Each museum had its own characteristics respectively and I enjoyed them more than I expected.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Fly to Gimpo International Airport
* Day 1: Myeong-dong
* Day 1: Myeong-dong (Light-up)
* Day 2: National Museum of Korea
* Day 2: War Memorial of Korea
* Day 2: Dongdaemun
* Day 2: Dongdaemun (Light-up)
* Day 3: Gyeongbokgung Palace
* Day 3: National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art etc. [This Article]
* Day 3: Seoul Station
* Day 3: Seoul Station (Light-up)
* Day 4: Coex Aquarium and Starfield Library
* Day 4: Lotte World
* Day 4: Lotte World (Light-up)
* Day 5: Paradise City
* Day 5: Return Home from Incheon Airport & Stay Overnight at Narita Airport

[Travel Date]
2018.09.05-09

[Main Part]

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul

Following the previous post, I will continue to go around museum in Seoul while a typhoon was approaching.

I came to “National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul”.""

There were four branches of “National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art” and the Seoul branch was opened near the east gate of “Gyeongbokgung Palace ” in 2013 as the third branch.

Let’s go into the museum.""

As the name suggests, modern and contemporary art works were exhibited.National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul1

The hall was spacious.National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul2

Filming corner.""

The ceiling was high and I felt a sense of openness.National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul3

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I was a little bit surprised to see the national flag of North Korea.National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul4

Picture corner.""

A woman walking near pictures became an accent.National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul5

Another shot.National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul6

There were a museum shop and a bookstore.""

Then, I left “National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul”.National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul7

National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

The next stop was “National Museum of Korean Contemporary History”.""

“National Museum of Korean Contemporary History” collects, preserves, researches and exhibits objects related to the modern and contemporary history of South Korea.National Museum of Korean Contemporary History1

They say “Freedom”, “Equality”, “Independence” etc., which were earnest desire for people at that time.National Museum of Korean Contemporary History2

As you may know “Miracle on the Han River”, South Korea transformed from a developing country to a developed country following the Korean War.National Museum of Korean Contemporary History3

Just like Japan, it seemed South Korea experienced a rockabilly boom.""

This jeep was fashionable, wasn’t it?""

Town Snaps

It took a long walk to the next destination and here are some snaps on the way.""

The wind became much stronger due to the typhoon and I was surprised to see a tree was broken in front of me.""

A big object.""

Seoul Museum of History

The last destination of going around museums was “Seoul Museum of History”.""

“Seoul Museum of History” depicts the evolution from its prehistoric period to the city it is today.

When I entered the building, a concert was performed.""

Mascot character?""

I will watch exhibits from here.""

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Seoul Museum of History1

The picture was taken around 20th century.Seoul Museum of History2

These miniatures depicted lives in the era of Japan’s annexation of Korea.Seoul Museum of History3

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The Republic of Korea was formally established in 1948 and this area showed how the country was developed.Seoul Museum of History4

Seoul Museum of History5

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Then, I left “Seoul Museum of History” for the next destination.""

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art etc. as part of Day 3.

I changed my itinerary due to the typhoon and went around museums, and each museum had its own characteristics respectively and I enjoyed them more than I expected. In particular, the admission of “National Museum of Korean Contemporary History” and “Seoul Museum of History
” was free, so if you are interested in them, why don’t you visit them?

In the next article, I will write about Seoul Station as part of Day 3.

[Map]

1. National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
2. National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
3. Seoul Museum of History

[Related Link]
Visit Seoul – The Official Travel Guide to Seoul
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
Seoul Museum of History

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