|Title||The Memories of Eleven Families in Bukchon|
|Period||2019-07-19 ~ 2019-10-06|
|Location||Special Exhibition Hall A, Seoul Museum of History|
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Special exhibition of Bukchon's hundred-year history viewed through The Memories of Eleven Families in Bukchon
- Seoul Museum of History to hold a special exhibition: The Memories of Eleven Families in Bukchon from July 19 to October 6
- The Bukchon Story which compile stories of the daily lives and memories of the eleven families
□ Located between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, Bukchon was the closest neighborhood to the royal palaces and one of the best places to live within the city walls. Starting in the early Joseon Dynasty, the area came to symbolize authority and tradition, making it the most desired place in which to reside by those in power. Such geographical conditions of Bukchon have produced a spatial history that is different from all of the other areas of Seoul. Up until the 1860s, Bukchon's status as the place of power had been maintained without change, but during the century that followed, it experienced rapid and drastic changes. As it endured a transition into a modern society through the opening of ports, the enlightenment era, the Japanese occupation and colonization, national liberation and war, Bukchon has seen changes in not only its urban space but also of its residents.
□ The special exhibition, The Memories of Eleven Families in Bukchon, reflects the history of Bukchon through the daily lives and memories of the residents from the eleven houses who lived in the area during Bukchon's rapidly changing century (1860-1960). The eleven families introduced at the exhibit tell the hundred-year history of Bukchon through their diverse lives, which are vivid testimonies on how Bukchon as we know it today has formed.
① Family of Wansun Gun (Yi Jae-wan), a kindred of the royal family and the son of Heung wan Gun, the second-eldest brother of Heungseon Daewongun