Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life

Asian Civilisations Museum
22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jul 2017
Ticketed

Entrance into Joseon Korea

Intrigued by sets and costumes from Korean historical dramas and films? Then you will want to see actual furniture, fashion, and decorative arts from Korea’s Joseon era (1392–1897). Spanning some 500 years, Joseon was Korea’s last dynasty, and the legacy of its courtly culture and vibrant city life lives on in South Korea today. Treasures from the National Museum of Korea, the National Palace Museum of Korea, and the Deagu National Museum will be displayed for the first time in Singapore.

The exhibition will be accompanied by programmes and talks relating to Joseon Korea and contemporary Korean culture; as well as Becoming Again; Coming Together a contemporary installation inspired by Joseon Korea, by South Korean contemporary artist Ran Hwang. She is best known for create large-scale installations using pins, buttons, and threads. Becoming Again; Coming Together located on level 1 of the museum, and is free admission for all visitors.

Ran Hwang at Becoming Again; Coming Together

Ticket prices for Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life

Admission to all galleries end 15 minutes before closing time.

Price
Singaporeans & Permanent Residents

Friday evenings, 7pm to 9pm

Concession^: Seniors, Students, Children aged 6 years and below, NSF
$10

$5

Free
Foreign Residents and Tourists

Friday evenings, 7pm to 9pm

Family of 5
$15

$7.50

$45

Foreign Students and Seniors

Friday evenings, 7pm to 9pm

$10

$5

Permanent Galleries only
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enjoy free entry to all Permanent Galleries daily.
(Separate admission not available for foreign residents and tourists)

^A valid pass or card must be presented.

20% discount for group bookings (minimum 20 persons). Please enquire at our ticketing counter for group discounts and other promotions.

Please note that the first caregiver of all Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), regardless of nationality, will be given free admission to NHB museums.


Persons with Disabilities

As shared during the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth’s Committee of Supply Debate 2016, Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) and their primary caregivers will be offered free or subsidised admission fees to all NHB museums and heritage institutions. This will be implemented from 1 June 2016. Learn more.


Curator Tours
Fridays, 12 May, 9 June, 14 July
7.30 to 8.30pm

$25 per session, book at ACM Front Desk or Peatix

Fact or fiction – was Joseon Korea really like what you see in dramas and movies? Join exhibition curators Kan Shuyi and Dominic Low as they unravel the truth and get exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into Korean history.

A minimum of 15 people is needed to proceed. Payment must be made at Front Desk or Peatix in advance. Registration closes a day before each tour.


Guided Tours

English
From 9 May till 23 July 2017
Mondays to Fridays: 10.30am, 2.30pm
(Only the 2.30pm session is available on 8 May)

한국어
둘째, 셋째 화요일
셋째, 다섯째 수요일
셋째 토요일
11.30 am (5월 9, 17,20,23, 31일)

日本語ガイド
月曜&水曜
1 pm (2017年5月15日より)

中文
周六、周日
3.30 pm (5 月13日起)

Interpretive space for Joseon Korea
22 April to 23 July
Programming Space, Joseon Korea Exhibition

Send your wishes for protection of your treasured ones on the colourful community pojagi (Korean wrapping cloth). Go on a trail as a Joseon scholar while you explore the exhibition with our activity booklet, and create your own scholar’s hat like the ones you see in K-dramas. Learn about the origins of world’s most incredible alphabet, Hangeul, and pick up a Korean word or two.

Seoul Awesome! Weekend Festival
17 and 18 June
Saturday, 1 to 9pm
Sunday, 1 to 5pm
Free admission (includes free entry to special exhibition)

Saranghaeyo, Korea! Join us for heart thumping music and dance performances, tasting sessions of delicious Korean food, and a mass taekwondo workout. Settle in by the ACM Green for a movie marathon with cute K-stars as accompaniment. Don’t forget to say Annyeonghasaeyo to the new special exhibition, Joseon Korea: Court Treasures and City Life, before you end your day!

Fun-tastic Fridays
Fridays, 2, 9, 16, 23 June
12 to 5pm
Free admission

Journey back in time to Joseon Korea this school holiday. Dress up in traditional hanboks, attend workshops, and watch performances rarely seen in Singapore! Sit back and catch a special movie screening of what’s hot in Korea. Join us for a good time every Friday!

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Giveaways
Free admission to the museum for your family on opening weekend of the Joseon Korea exhibition if your child comes dressed in a hanbok.

22 April to 12 May
Get your Jose(on)! Find out how you can receive a Korea Fried Chicken or Bingsu voucher valued at $25 on ACM’s Facebook Page.

13 May to 2 June
Do you love Choco Pie as much as we do? First 200 visitors each week to the Joseon Korea exhibition stand a chance to receive a Lotte Confectionery goody bag packed with a-lotte goodies (we promise there’s more than just Choco Pie!) valued at $10. Food not enough to entice you? Stand a chance to win cash! Some goody bags are packed with golden tickets worth $288 each, join us and get lucky!

1 to 7 July (No longer available)
(The following tote bag giveaway is no longer available) Strut the streets with these fashionable and customisable tote bags. Screen prints, exclusive iron-on patches, badges – we have it all! Join us at Joseon Korea and make your own customisable tote bag inspired by our exhibition. While stocks last!

8 to 23 July
We know we love our Korean beauty products. Find out how you can win an exclusive Sulwhasoo Ginseng set worth $597 on ACM’s Facebook page!

Joseon Korea Curator Stories

Nectar Ritual Painting by Curator Kan Shuyi

Royal Banquet by Assistant Curator Dominic Low

Portrait of Seo Jik-su by Curator Kan Shuyi