When you come to the UK, you must go to the British Museum in London, which was established in 1759. Apart from the famous Egyptian Pavilion, the Greek Pavilion and the Paul Rosetta Stone in the town hall, its collection of Korean art is still the most exquisite and exquisite in Europe. The best quality. But how to understand its essence collection in a short period of time? The following is the sharing of the author's interview with Dr. Hyun Soo-ah, the first Korean art curator in the history of the British Museum. (SS: Writer; EH: Curator Hyun Soo-e) SS.
Talk about the origin and history of the telemarketing list collection of Korean art in the British Museum, and where did the main collections come from? EH: British archaeologists in the early 19th century mainly came from British archaeologists who were interested in Egyptian and Assyrian cultures, but also included collections of East Asian art, while other important collections were mostly purchased or donated after the middle of the 19th century. .
Broadly speaking, Korean art collectors in the UK can be divided into two categories: one is those who love East Asian art (including Chinese and Japanese works outside Korea), such as Sir Harry Garner, Sir John Addis and George Eumofopouls; Korean culture is interested, and it has some origins with Korea, such as diplomats, businessmen or missionaries. One of the most important collectors, George Eumorfopoulos (1863-1939), was the son of a British-born Greek businessman. He collected a lot of Goryeo-era boutiques and built a museum next to his London mansion in 1930.