Until June 30, 2005, the University of Seoul (UOS) has been held the ninth special exhibition greeting the 20th anniversary of the opening. At this time, the theme is ‘The Traces of Land & The Story of Map’, it shows us the various kinds of modern and contemporary maps.
At the first exhibition, we can come in contact with various maps: the map of including Gando in our territory, the industrial and the traffic maps made by Japan during the ruling time of Chosun Dynasty, all the statistical maps which are important in our history of social and economic, and the military situation maps about the Pacific War and the Korean War.
Except for the maps adove, there are also more maps such as a developing history of Seoul and the intimate relation between travel and our life, etc. At the Second exhibition, they have taken an airplane view of Seoul Metropolis in 1955.
Just after the Korean War, Seoul was deserted at that time. It expressed well the whole city of Seoul was trying reestablish itself from the war damages and also having dignity as a capital.
These maps in three dimensions were expressed with adding the interests of pictorial factors as like a seeing Seoul at a look. We can access to the new historic events from this kind of exhibition that differs from other standard exhibition. Also, it will be a good chance to meditate our modern history.