"For an Eternal Life" : Artifacts from Ancient Egypt
Special exhibition, Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum in New York, will take place at the National Museum of Korea from Dec. 20th, 2016 until April 9th, 2017. The special exhibition features 229 objects from the ancient Egyptian collection from the Brooklyn Museum, which are the best-known highlights of the Museum’s collection. Visitors will be able to see artifacts from Egyptian civilization, one of the four ancient civilizations in the world.
The exhibition's theme is "for an eternal life". It conveys the uniqueness of the ancient Egyptian civilization that can hardly be seen in other civilizations, such as Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife, the mummification for their eternal life, and mummies of divine animals.
The exhibition includes human and animal mummies, sarcophogi, sculptures, jewelry, and more. The artifacts are not mere objects, they provide a window into the minds and beliefs of ancient Egyptians regarding death and the afterlife. They covey the creativity, artistry, and hope for eternal life of the ancient Egyptians.
Enjoy the special journey in which they could encounter with the ancient Egyptians and their civilization at the National Museum of Korea!
• Way to go
Take Line 4 or the Jungang Line (Munsan-Yongmun) to Ichon Station. Go out Exit 2, and walk 150m toward Yongsan Family Park.
Blue Bus #400
Seobinggo-dong Community Service Center → Seobinggo Station → National Museum of Korea (or Yongsan Family Park) → Ichon Station → Yongsan District Tax Office → Yongsan Technical High School
Blue Bus #502
Isu Bridge → Seobinggo Station → National Museum of Korea (or Yongsan Family Park) → Ichon Station → Yongsan District Tax Office → Yongsan Technical High School
-Seoul City Tour Bus
The City Tour Bus's Downtown Palace Course has 22 stops. Tourists may get on or off at any stop (25 minute intervals between buses).
Hours: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm (Buses depart every 30 minutes, with the last bus departing at 6 pm.)
For more information, call +82-2-777-6090 (Seoul City Tour office).
Downtown · Palace Course (22 stops in total)
Gwanghwamun → Deoksugung Palace → Namdaemun Market → Seoul Station → The War Memorial of Korea(U.S.O) → Yongsan Station → National Museum of Korea → Itaewon → Myeong-dong → Namsangol Hanok Village → Ambassadorb Hotel → Shilla Hotel, Jangchungdan Park → N Seoul Tower → Hyatt Hotel → Dongdaemun Design Plaza → Daehak-ro → Changgyeonggung Palace → Changdeokgung Palace → Insa-dong → CheongWaDae → Gyeongbokgung Palace · The National Folk Museum of Korea · The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul → Sejong Center for the Performing Arts → Gwanghwamun
• Hours of Operation
Adult 13,000 won / Youth (inc. college students) 11,000 won
Child 8,000 won / Baby 5,000 won
Senior Citizens (65 yrs. old and older) 6,000 won
(Group discounts available for parties of at least 20 people)
• More information
- Conversation with curator: every wednesdays 19:00~19:30 from December, 21th
- Audio guide is available with fee
- Explanation of exhibition : tuesday~thursday (4 times) am 10, 11/ pm 2, 3
saturday~monday (2 times) am 10 / pm 2