"Ilmin Museum of Art" Seoul Off The Beaten Path Tip by mke1963

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The IMA sits inside a not unattractive 1930s building right at the heart of the action, overlooking the wide Sejongno boulevard sweeping up to Gyeongbokgung - the old imperial palace - and opposite the landmark Kyobo building.
Little of the IMA building's interior decoration remains, but instead there is a minimalist appearance befitting a museum focused on the stylish North East Asian woodblock prints spread over three floors.
Even the little gift shop on the ground floor has nice natural wood and leather gifts that make a nice contemporary souvenir of a contemporary city.
The gallery has constantly changing exhibitions - this week was a superb exhibition on Korean, Japanese and Chinese woodblock prints ("Red Blossom"; on until 24th April 2005)

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  • Written Apr 10, 2005
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