[SEMU-YÉOL LECTURE] March 2019 Seoul Museum of History : the Constellation of the City, into the Historic Promenade작성일   2019-02-18





Geomorphological Identity of Seoul & Seoul Museum of History
: the Constellation of the City, into the Historic Promenade

Lecturer: SONG Inho                                                               

Director, Seoul Museum of History




This lecture will discuss the identity of Seoul and the Seoul Museum of History. Located in the center of the country, Seoul is a beautiful city with a long history. The Seoul Museum of History is a home to vast amount of treasures storing historical and geographical heritages of Seoul. The museum collects, conserves, researches, and exhibits items which witnessed the history of Seoul. Moreover, the museum communicates to visitors about the past and the present of Seoul. The Seoul Museum of History consists of one central museum and nine branch museums. The main museum is located next to Gyeonghuigung Palace, a historic site of the Joseon Dynasty. 


The branch museums collect and exhibit their own cultural properties of a particular time and place. The Cheonggyecheon Museum focuses on the urban stream and the daily life of its citizens, while Seoul City Wall Museum introduces the mountain scenery and city walls. The historic urban relics are preserved and displayed at the Gongpyeong Historic Site Museum and the cultural landscape and hanok in the modern era are showcased at the Baek In Je House Museum. 

The Seoul Urban Life Museum, set to open in 2019, will display the daily urban lives in the 20th century. Located in different parts of the city, each museum represents a unique urban context and historical implication by introducing different types of artifacts and exhibitions. The Seoul Museum of History plays a role as a guiding star towards the historical trail from the central museum to the branch museums, allowing the citizens to identify with the history of Seoul. 

The Seoul Museum of History aspires to build a ‘constellation of the city’ through establishing cultural and historical assets.





*This lecture includes special exhibition tour entitled DILKUSHA & Chain of Amber.




Dr. Song is the director of the Seoul Museum of History who has dedicated to sharing the 600-year history of the Korean capital with citizens and the world. As a specialist of historic urban architecture hanok (Korean traditional house) and cultural heritages in Seoul, he also serves as vice-president of ICOMOS Korea and professor of the Department of Architecture, University of Seoul.



Education Room (1st floor), Seoul Museum of History

55 Saemunan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul


Date and Time

March 4th, 2019 (Mon)

11:30 A.M. to 13:00 P.M



No Admission Fee.


Contact (Registration required)


Tel: 010.2492.6851 (Text Only)


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