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Palace exhibition celebrates Korean royal women

A new exhibition at Korea’s National Palace Museum chronicles the lives of the queens and women of the country’s historic royal courts.

Gyeongbokgung
Gyeongbokgung Image by Republic of Korea / CC BY-SA 2.0

Held in Gyeongbokgung, the principal royal palace in Seoul, the exhibition showcases the lives of royal women during the 518 years of the Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), Korea’s imperial period. Garments, jewellery and other artifacts trace the day-to-day lives of queens and women of the courts, whose place in history is less often recorded but nonetheless was of great significance. The exhibition runs until 30 August. Read more: koreaherald.com