CHA to exhibit traditional crafts in Paris
By Chung Ah-young
To mark the 50th anniversary of its foundation, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) will hold a special exhibition displaying 89 traditional Korean craftworks at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France from Sept. 19 to 28.
Exhibiting important intangible cultural heritage for the first time at the UNESCO headquarters although the individual exhibitions of traditional pieces have been held overseas, the special event is expected to raise the awareness of the beauty of traditional Korean crafts.
Titled “Dreaming With Nature,” some 200 participants including various French cultural figures, UNESCO officials, diplomats and Koreans living in Paris will attend the opening ceremony on Sept. 19 at Miro Hall within the headquarters.
At the ceremony, Park Chan-soo, a master wooden sculptor, designated Important Intangible Cultural Property No. 108, will demonstrate his craft. Various visual materials showing traditional craftsmen at work will be included in the art show.