Events Diary

The World Heritage Site is a hive of activity, with many concerts, plays, talks and other events. What will you find of interest?

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Hills are High

9 February - 9 September 2018

An exhibition by curator/photographer Lauren Barnes, illustrating the everyday lives of South Koreans over the course of a single year.

Mainstream UK media coverage of South Korea often lingers on scenes of protest, military muscle, and smart phones. But there is much more to Korean life than such stereotypes suggest, and the country’s fine cuisine, colourful celebrations and pop-culture are increasingly engaging the attention of Western audiences.

Hills are High explores the issues of politics and popular culture that are familiar to visitors, but goes further to reveal some of the main challenges and joys of life in South Korea today. The exhibition casts a light on how and why South Korea has evolved since the Korean War into the country it is today - one of contrasts and challenges, where traditions coexist with technology; politics with people; and nature with an ever-expanding city-scape.

 

Normal admissions prices apply. Adults: £1.50, Concessions and children (5-16): 75p, under 5's, students, Durham University staff, Art Fund and Museums Association: free.

Events Diary

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    Durham Early Modern Studies Conference: Authority, Gender and Social Relations

    Today at 9.00am
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    Over and Under: Miners and Mining An exhibition of linocuts by John Scott Martin

    Today at 9.30am
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    Hills are High

    Today at 10.00am
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    Open Treasure Exhibition- Miners: Pitmen, Pride and Prayer

    Today at 10.00am
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    The Emperorís New Clothes: Transforming 19th Century Japan

    Today at 10.00am

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