Art and Soft Power in the UK and South Korea

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10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Russell Square: College Buildings
DLT Lecture Theatre
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This conference examines the role and impact of Korean art and artefacts in the formulation of soft power and development of UK-South Korea relations.

The conference questions how acquisitions and displays of Korean artefacts in museums in Korea and Britain are influenced by and in turn shape UK-South Korea public diplomacy and soft power agendas. The event draws from an interdisciplinary network of established and early career academics, museum professionals, and policymakers working in the fields of art history, cultural heritage studies, and museum management in the UK and South Korea. Eight academics and museum professionals based in Korea and the UK will present their research.

The conference is an open event that forms part of an ESRC-funded research project titled “Art and Soft Power in the UK and South Korea – examining the role and impact of Korean artefacts in museum settings,” led by Charlotte Horlyck. The event is supported by the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation and in collaboration with Ewha Womans University, Seoul.

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