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The Danish Jewellery Box exhibition opens in Seoul

16.10.2015  08:30

The Danish Jewellery Box exhibition opened on 13 October at the Seoul National University (SNU) Museum of Art (MoA), where it will run until 22 November, 2015.

Co-hosted by the Embassy of Denmark in Seoul and MoA, the exhibition displays 211 handmade craft jewellery pieces selected from the Danish Arts Foundation's jewellery collection. The original collection includes more than 300 pieces from some of the most recognized and experimental Danish jewellery designers purchased by the foundation for 37 years in support of art.

"The Danish Jewellery Box is not only about showing jewellery. The exhibition showcases Denmark's contemporary culture in art, craft, and design and how it’s developed over time," said Ambassador Lehmann in his congratulatory speech on the 13th.

"Because we believe that jewellery is best displayed worn on the human body, this exhibition has a loan scheme that allows Danish nationals to rent and wear the jewellery when attending public events, making it a truly unique exhibition indeed. ... I hope you will enjoy the exhibition and take home with you the Danish experience that comprises it."

Distinguished guests of the opening ceremony included Chairman Niels Hvass of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Crafts and Design Grants, Director Seoung Heui Kim of the Museum of Art , Executive Vice President Chongsuh Kim of Seoul National University, two Danish jewellery designers whose works are included in the collection, and much more. The designers will host workshops where they will share their knowledge, experience, and craftsmanship with SNU students during their stay in Korea.

This is the first time the Danish Arts Foundation's jewellery collection comes to Asia, but certainly not the last. After Seoul the exhibition will travel to China to be displayed in Beijing hosted by the Danish Cultural Centre. The exhibition in Seoul is made even more special thanks to the DANSK, a local furniture importer, which loaned select pieces of Danish furniture to be hold display cases.

Visit the Embassy's Facebook page here to see more photos of the exhibition and the opening ceremony.

Visit the MoA website here (Korean) to see more information about the exhibition and visiting details.