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Danish Jewellery Box Opens for Koreans
See 50 Years’ Worth of Crafted Danish Jewellery at SNU MOA
Danish Jewellery Box Opens for Koreans
  • By Sara Rai
  • October 19, 2015, 06:15
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Armbånd by Anette Kræn at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.
Armbånd by Anette Kræn at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.

 

Broche by Peder Musse at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.
Broche by Peder Musse at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.

 

A necklace by Claus Halssmykke at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.
A necklace by Claus Halssmykke at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.

 

A ring named “Found on the Floor” by Helen Clara Hemsley at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.
A ring named “Found on the Floor” by Helen Clara Hemsley at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.

 

An armbånd named “Rotating Tentacle” by Camilla Prashat at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.
An armbånd named “Rotating Tentacle” by Camilla Prashat at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.

 

A brooch by Medalje Status Helle Bjerrum at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.
A brooch by Medalje Status Helle Bjerrum at the “Danish Jewellery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.

 

Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann takes a look around the “Danish Jewllery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition held at the Seoul National University Museum of Art on Oct. 13, 2015.
Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann takes a look around the “Danish Jewllery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition held at the Seoul National University Museum of Art on Oct. 13, 2015.

 

A brooch by Torben Hardenberg at the “Danish Jewllery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.
A brooch by Torben Hardenberg at the “Danish Jewllery Box: Danish Arts Foundation’s Jewellery Collection” exhibition at the Seoul National University Museum of Art.

 

From left: Chairman Niels Hvass of the Danish Arts Foundation, Director Kim Seong-heui of the SNU Museum of Art, Ambassador Ting Joseph Shih of Taipei, Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann, and Executive Vice President of SNU Kim Chong-suh.
From left: Chairman Niels Hvass of the Danish Arts Foundation, Director Kim Seong-heui of the SNU Museum of Art, Ambassador Ting Joseph Shih of Taipei, Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann, and Executive Vice President of SNU Kim Chong-suh.

 

The Embassy of Denmark in Seoul and Seoul National University Museum of Art (MoA) jointly invites all art enthusiasts to see 200 crafted jewellery pieces made by some of the most recognized and experimental Danish jewellery designers at the Core Gallery of the Seoul National University Museum of Art. 

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During the opening ceremony held on Oct. 13, Danish Ambassador Thomas Lehmann said, “We are proud and happy to share this treasure of Denmark with you all throughout next month. The Danish Jewellery Box is not only about showing jewellery, it showcases Denmark’s contemporary culture in art, craft, and design, and how it’s developed over time. I hope you will enjoy the exhibition and take home with you the Danish experience that comprises it.”

Ambassador Lehmann and spouse Jule Lehmann, Director Kim Seoung-Heui of the Seoul National University Museum of Art, Executive Vice President Kim Chong-suh of Seoul National University, Chairman Niels Hvass of the Danish Arts Foundation’s Committee for Crafts and Design Grants, and two Danish jewellery designers whose works are featured in the exhibition were present at the opening ceremony.

Guided by the philosophy 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. In addition, the aforementioned designers will be hosting workshops at Seoul National University where they will share their knowledge, experience, and craftsmanship with the students.

The Danish Jewellery Box opened at the Seoul National University Museum of Art on Oct. 13 and will be on display until Nov. 22, 2015. It is open to the public with an entrance fee of 3,000 won. For more information, visit the MoA website here (Korean) to see more information about the exhibition and visiting details.