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Mohamed bin Zayed visits National Museum of Korea

posted on 28/02/2014: 2251 views



Seoul: His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has visited the National Museum of Korea in Seoul.

It is the largest museum in Korea and houses precious Korean cultural assets that silently tell the story of Korea's fascinating history, from ancient days to the modern era.

In addition to galleries with a wide array of national and international pieces, the National Museum of Korea is the stage for a number of cultural activities related to relics collection and preservation, research and analysis, social training, academic publications, international cultural exchange programs, concerts, and more.

Dr. Kim Youngna, Director-General of the National Museum of Korea briefed Sheikh Mohamed on the museum's pavilions and all its exhibits which have historical and archaeological significance for Koreans.

The National Museum of Korea is the cultural foundation that represents Korea, and has been designed in a manner wherein its left side symbolises the past and the right side represents the future.

The museum conducts studies and research in antiquities, history, and art. It also organises numerous exhibitions and educational programmes.

Sheikh Mohamed, who was accompanied by Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Chief of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, visited a number of the lower pavilions that showcased artefacts such as old, large stone bells used in Korean villages and cities of the past, in addition to gold artefacts and other precious metals dating back to the sixth and seventh centuries and occupy an ideological and heritage status in the hearts of Koreans.

Sheikh Mohamed was also briefed on the model of the old Korean house where different types of wood and timber is used, in addition to other components of the local environment, which still keeps the old and traditional style of houses in many Korean cities.

He also viewed models of gold jewellery dating back to previous centuries.

The accompanying delegation also included Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy, Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of the Executive Affairs Authority, Nasser Ahmed Al Sowaidi, Chairman of Department of Economic Development, Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director of the Department of East Asia and Pacific, Mohamed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince's Court, Abdulla Nasser Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company and Saeed Ali Yousef Al Nowais, UAE Ambassador to Japan. – Emirates News Agency, WAM

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