Art Archives of Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA AA)
The Art Archives of Seoul Museum of Art is a branch of the SeMA (Seoul Museum of Art ). Simply put, it is SeMA's collection of art records and artworks. This is the first art archive museum in Korea.
I rarely walk around this area, so I usually pass it by; however, on that day, I entered while walking the neighborhood.
A1 (Gallery1), A3 (Gallery2)
Gallery 1 is located next to the main entrance on the first floor of the Collaborating space. Gallery 2 is located behind the Lounge (Reference Library) on the 1st floor of the Collaborating space. Although the area is smaller than Gallery 1, it is an exhibition hall that utilizes all of the height of the first and second floors of the collaborationg room. You can look down on the inside of the exhibition hall from the second floor of the collaborating space.
A2 Lounge1/2 (Reference Library)
The Reference Library is a space to expand your thoughts and mind about art through books. Introducing collections by the Art Archives of Seoul Museum of Art, including books, exhibition catalogs, artist books, independent publications, and picture books about domestic and foreign art.
A4 Research Lab
Research Lab is a space where you can view art and institutional records, which are important materials for modern art research. Art records are produced and collected by artists, mediators, and organizations during the creative process, such as producing works or planning exhibitions. Institutional records are the operational records achieved during the growth of the Seoul Museum of Art, which was established in 1988.
An exhibition about Min Choi, the first Korean translator of the book "The Story of Art" by Ernst Gombrich.
Since my grandfather is a huge collector, it is not surprising that he has so many of these items.
Admission is free but can be required for certain special exhibitions.
You will see a reference library upon exiting the exhibition space. Since it just opened in April, there is a limited collection available.
Research Lab (3F)
At the Research Lab on the third floor of the Collaborating space, you can view art documents, which are essential primary sources for the study of contemporary art.
As it had just opened, a survey was being collected. I had no time but couldn't refuse the request, so I wrote it simply.
Questions such as, "Where did you hear about the Art Archives of Seoul Museum of Art, who told you about it, did you see the exhibition, what did you think of it, and what do you hope it will be like?” etc.
Honestly, I only needed to use the restroom while passing by...But I was just unable to write that I entered because of the restroom. lol
The museum consists of three buildings; I only visited the main one, but the Nanum building (Exchanging space) with a cafe across the street and the Baeum building (Learning space) is worth seeing.
The rooftop was also quite nice!
Address : 148-16 Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul OPEN GOOGLE MAP
Phone : +82-2-2124-7400
Operation Hours : Tuesday - Friday : 10:00 - 20:00, Weekends : 10:00 - 19:00 (Monday closed)
Website : semaaa.seoul.go.kr
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