|Title||Korea in 1908 through the Eyes of Hungarian Doctor, Dezső Bozóky|
|Period||2019-10-01 ~ 2019-12-01|
|Location||Lobby of Seoul Museum of History|
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The Seoul Museum of History Features Korea in 1908,
□ The goal of the exhibition is to shed light on what Korea’s major cities really looked like towards the end of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) through photos taken by the Hungarian medical doctor Dezső Bozóky while travelling in the dynasty. The exhibition is being held by virtue of the Ferenc Hopp Museum of Asiatic Arts in Budapest, the museum that possesses the displayed photos, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Korea-Hungary diplomatic relations.
□ A naval doctor for the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Dr. Bozóky Dezső (1871-1957) traveled throughout East Asia for 26 months (March 1, 1907 to April 12, 1909) onboard SMS Kaiser Franz Joseph I and took numerous photographs.
□ Through the exhibition of colored glass slides originating from the photographs taken by Dr. Bozóky Dezső more than 110 years ago, I hope that visitors can experience the daily lives and landscapes of Seoul at the beginning of the 20th century from a totally new perspective, as was seen through a foreigner’s camera lens,” said Song In-ho, director of the Seoul Museum of History.
□ In addition, the Hungarian Embassy in Seoul has prepared a special lecture by Ambassador Dr. Mózes Csoma on the topic of “Seoul Seen by a Hungarian during the Opening Port Area” in association with the exhibition.
□ The exhibition will be open from 9:00 to 20:00 on weekdays and from 9:00 to 19:00 on weekends and holidays in October. From November to December, the hours will remain the same on weekdays but on weekends and holidays, the closing time will be 18:00 instead of 19:00. Admission is free.