Sarangbang: Korean architecture in London

In the Korean Gallery of the British Museum is a reconstruction of a traditional sarangbang, or scholar’s study. This sarangbang is a reconstruction of a room where an upper-class, nineteenth-century gentleman would have studied, done calligraphy, or invited visitors for tea. Constructed by contemporary Korean master craftsmen in summer 2000, the building reveals traditional Korean techniques and building features such as an underfloor heating system.

This gallery talk by Eleanor S Hyun, British Museum, lasts 45 minutes and is suitable for all levels of knowledge.

The talk takes place in Room 67.


June 6, 2018

13:15 - 14:00

Admission: FREE

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British Museum

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