• Mon, March 14, 2016
    6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum at Sookmyung Women’s University houses an extensive collection of embroidered and woven textiles representing historical periods and geographic regions from around the world. Our docent will show us the permanent exhibition featuring exquisite examples of East Asian costume and decorative arts. Then we will visit the education facilities, watch a sewing demonstration, and have a hands-on sewing lesson.

Inaugurated in 2004, this museum is an exhibition, educational, and research facility. The museum researches and exhibits embroidered textiles as primary documents of the technological, social, and cultural environments that produced them. Its diverse collection illuminates cross-cultural dialogues in technique and style that have enriched textile arts worldwide. The collection includes religious garments and textiles, military uniforms, screens, as well as ceremonial and everyday clothing, accessories, and household furnishings. The beauty of these pieces must be enjoyed in person.

Registration ends: March 11

Participants: Minimum 8 – maximum 14
Cost: Museum entrance (free) and 1 sewing lesson: SIWA Members W10,000 ; Non-Members W20,000. Optional lunch afterwards paid individually.

Tour coordinator: Lissa Miner, toursteam@siwapage.com
Tour leader: Dr. Chung Young Yang

Dr. Chung Young Yang traveled the world as an embroidery artist and textile historian. She has been artist, teacher, author, collector, curator, and cultural ambassador.

Cost: Member pricing applies to a SIWA Member’s partner and children, and her visiting guests residing outside of Seoul and Gyeonggi-do.
Wait List: The tour coordinator will contact you if space becomes available.
Cancellation: Please email  toursteam@siwapage.com at least 2 days before the event. Cancelling after the deadline and no-shows will be charged W5,000 per registered person.

If you are not a member yet and are interested in joining SIWA, a discounted membership is now available through April 30.

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