There is an ongoing photo exhibition at University of Seoul Museum free of charge for anyone. UOS Museum collects, stores, and exhibits cultural heritages of Seoul to support educational activities of students at the UOS, allowing both students and locals to enjoy a cultural life. In celebration of Seoul as Korea’s capital city for 620 years, UOS Museum has prepared a meaningful exhibition of pictures that best show the old Seoul in the late 1990s during the early stage of modernisation.
The exhibition is named “Unfamiliar, Seoul Around 1900” and is the second photo exhibition on Seoul since the construction of the museum, following the display of “Memories of Seoul” in 2013. “Unfamiliar, Seoul Around 1900” introduces not only the vintage photos of Seoul, but also newspapers, magazines and travel diaries that were published in the West around the same time.
Photos taken can be categorised into two: life inside and outside of the palace. For those interested in visiting the exhibition, UOS Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during weekdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the weekends until Oct. 30. If you participate in a simple survey, you can get a booklet as well as postcards of the photos that are on display at the exhibition.