|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Wednesday, July 26, 2017
|United States returns looted royal seals to South Korea|
This undated picture released on June 30, 2017 by South Korea's Cultural Heritage Administration via Yonhap in Seoul shows Joseon Dynasty's Royal Seal of Queen Munjeong. The Royal Seal of Queen Munjeong and the Royal Seal of King Hyeonjong will be transferred to South Korea from the United States, decades after they were illegally shipped out of the country during the Korean War. str / YONHAP / AFP.
SEOUL (AFP).- South Korean President Moon Jae-In is returning from an official visit to Washington with two ancient royal seals looted during the Korean War, reports said Saturday.
The repatriation of the Chosun dynasty antiques, dating from the 16th and 17th centuries, comes after years of campaigning by the South Korean government, which said they were stolen during the turbulent 1950-53 war.
Moon received the seals during a ceremony in Washington during a visit to the US Friday and was due to arrive in South Korea with them on Sunday, Yonhap news agency said.
The Chosun dynasty, who cultivated a ruling philosophy drawn from Confucianism, governed from 1392 to 1910, when Japan colonized the country.
One of the seals was made in 1547 to honor Queen Munjeong (1501-1565), the third wife of Chosun Dynasty's 11th king, Jungjong.
The other is a jade block created in 1651 to commemorate the installation of the crown prince of King Hyojong.
They were seized by US authorities in 2013 after Seoul clarified these were stolen items.
It marked the third time that Washington has returned South Korean treasures.
In 2013 the United States sent back Korea's first money printing block made in late 19th century and the following year, it handed back nine royal seals.
Tens of thousands of old Korean cultural items were spirited abroad during Japan's colonization of Korea from 1910-45 and the Korean War.
© Agence France-Presse
July 2, 2017
Exhibition explores abstract artist Helen Frankenthaler's approach to woodcuts
Rijksmuseum presents twelve monumental sculptures by the French artist Jean Dubuffet
The McMichael delivers 'love letter' to Tom Thomson and Canada with new exhibition
"O'Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism" opens at Art Gallery of New South Wales
Monika Sosnowska's first Los Angeles solo exhibition opens at Hauser & Wirth
The best of 300 years of British drawings and watercolors brought together for the first time
The Hall Art Foundation opens largest Antony Gormley exhibition held in Germany to date
"Our Friends Electric, Adventures in Robotics, AI and Other Stories": A new exhibition in QUAD, Derby
US debut of major Mohamed Bourouissa exhibition presents works inspired by local community
United States returns looted royal seals to South Korea
The legacy of all-year blooms in Poland's painted village
Columbus Museum of Art opens exhibition of Contemporary art and photography in the USSR and Russia
Brazilian port where slaves arrived close to UNESCO status
Laguna Art Museum opens "Ben Messick: Memories of Los Angeles"
"Brenda Biondo: Play" comes to the San Diego Museum of Art
Exhibition at Kunstkraftwerk Leipzig explores issues of flight, loss and belonging
De La Warr Pavilion presents a series of over 100 collages from found postcards by Roy Voss
Exhibition highlights the Mohammed Afkhami Collection of Contemporary Iranian Art
Metro Pictures opens a two-part exhibition
Yooma Hotel by Daniel Buren and Ora Ito opens in Paris
Kunsthalle Bremen opens exhibition of works by Fernando Bryce
Exhibition at Lucien Terras draws inspiration from Nature and the representation of animals
Artworks by Anna Coleman Ladd, Jurij Solovij, Gam Klutier, others at Bruneau & Co. auction
Shubbak: A window on contemporary Arab culture starts
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- New Van Dyck painting on display at the Ashmolean
2.- Muscarelle Museum of Art chief curator identifies Paul Cézanne painting
3.- Sarah Lucas' first major museum exhibition in the United States opens in San Francisco
4.- The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago opens first-ever museum exhibition of Amanda Williams
5.- "Irene Williams: Queen of Lincoln Road" harkens back to a more colorful time on South Beach
6.- Paris show of Impressionist masterpieces never seen in West
7.- Scientists find that Aborigines have been in Australia longer than previously thought
8.- Exhibition at Haus der Kunst focuses on two pivotal exhibitions held in 1937
9.- Spanish judge schedules Dali exhumation for July 20
10.- 'The Noise' breathes the romance back into Formula One
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.