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Oriental Museum

The Hills are High

Type:   Event / Exhibition (temporary)

Location:   Oriental Museum, Durham University Elvet Hill, Durham, Durham, England, DH1 3TH.

Date:   09 February 2018 - 09 September 2018


An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a single year.

Mainstream UK media coverage of South Korea often lingers on scenes of protest, military muscle, and smart phones. But there is much more to Korean life than such stereotypes suggest, and the country’s fine cuisine, colourful celebrations and pop-culture are increasingly engaging the attention of Western audiences.

Hills are High explores the issues of politics and popular culture that are familiar to visitors, but goes further to reveal some of the main challenges and joys of life in South Korea today. The exhibition casts a light on how and why South Korea has evolved since the Korean War into the country it is today - one of contrasts and challenges, where traditions coexist with technology; politics with people; and nature with an ever-expanding city-scape.

Oriental Museum, Elvet Hill, Durham, DH1 3TH

Suitable for Any age

Admission Normal museum admission prices apply.

Registration N/A

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