(Special Exhibition) New Era Culture of the Joseon Royal Court
- Mokpo National Maritime Museum(Special Exhibition Hall)
The interests of Korea’s neighboring countries in Korea were sharply opposed at the early 19th and 20th centuries. The efforts of the Joseon court to communicate with international society during this time of turbulence were sadly thwarted by Japanese pressure. With the opening of Joseon’s ports in 1876, the royal court began to invite foreign diplomats to Western-style banquets, utilizing such parties as a window to communicate with a broader world. A diverse array of foreign living tools was imported to complement the interior spaces of the Western-style architecture. They were a symbol of the dynasty’s efforts to navigate pressing domestic and foreign situations through diplomacy. This special exhibition is an invitation exhibition prepared by the National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage and the National Palace Museum of Korea.We will be able to meet Joseon royal culture, which dreamed of new changes even in turbulent times.