A richly illustrated publication will complement the exhibition 'KOREA.'. For a long period of time, Korea has been inaccesible to the West and the rich culture is still relatively unknown. The Korean ceramics are a starting point in this book to tell the many stories about ancient culture of Korea.
The stories and rich illustrations show the uniqueness of the Korean ceramics and describe how these objects were used, such as during the performance of a court ceremony, an object with status on a desk of an academic or for storing make-up.
The introduction by Hee-Jeong Kim, curator at the NMK, gives an overview of Korean history and the role that ceramics has played in it. Based on the themes of the exhibition, in her in-depth discussions of a selection of objects, curator and exhibition mastermind Eline van den Berg expands on the various aspects of Korean culture.
The hardback publication is 144 pages long and will appear in Dutch and English. It will be available in the museum shop from 16 October and costs €24,95.