Gansong Art Museum
|Gansong Art Museum|
|Revised Romanization||Gansong misulgwan|
Gansong Art Museum is the first modern private museum of Korea and was founded by Jeon Hyeongpil (전형필 全鎣弼) in 1938. The museum was named after the pen name of the founder, Gansong (간송 澗松). The aim of the foundation was to prevent Japanese removal of Korean cultural properties, during the Japanese occupation. At times, numerous Korean cultural properties were taken to Japan, such as Goryeo porcelains, statues of Buddha made in Silla kingdom, documents and books made in Joseon dynasty. Jeon Hyeongpil contributed at his own expense to protect Korean culture and art.
The museum holds many top-rated antique pieces of art such as Hunmin jeongeum (No. 70 National Treasure), Donggukjeongun Book 1, 2 (No. 71 National Treasure), Geumdong gyemimyeong samjonbul (No. 72 National Treasure), Hyewon pungsokdo.
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A portrait of a beauty painted by Hyewon
A portrait of a beauty handed down to Haenam Yun family
Pajeokdo drawn by Kim Deuksin
Susik deukgyek (수식득격 瘦式得格) painted and written by Chusa
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- (Korean) Brief information about Gansong Art Museum from Yahoo Korea dictionary Archived March 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- (Korean) Brief information about Gansong Art Museum
- (Korean) Brief information about Gansong Art Museum from Yahoo Korea dictionary
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