The Art of Korean Calligraphy: A Hanoi Exhibition

The captivating story behind the creation of the Korean alphabet and the exquisite art of Korean calligraphy will be unveiled at the Hangeul Exhibition in Hanoi. This exhibition promises to offer a unique insight into the rich history and cultural significance of this fascinating script.

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The upcoming exhibition, Hangeul, promises to be a captivating exploration of Korean calligraphy and its rich history. From July 15 to August 9, the National Library of Vietnam in Hanoi will host this extraordinary showcase, offering visitors a unique insight into the beauty and significance of the Korean language.

Presented by the Korean Cultural Center in Vietnam and the National Hangeul Museum of South Korea, this groundbreaking exhibition marks the first of its kind in the country. By showcasing the art and history of Korean calligraphy, the organizers aim to provide a deeper understanding of the value and importance of the Korean language.



Korean calligraphy artwork by the renowned artist, Lee Hwa-young. This image showcases the intricate beauty of traditional Korean calligraphy.

Hangeul will feature a diverse range of exhibits, including introductory videos on the principles and philosophy behind the creation of the Korean language. Additionally, visitors will have the opportunity to admire 11 exceptional works of art, encompassing videos, fashion products, fine arts, household items, and graphics. These modern interpretations reflect the evolution of the Korean language in contemporary times, offering a unique blend of tradition and innovation.

One of the highlights of the exhibition is the opportunity for visitors to experience the beauty of Hangeul through modern calligraphy techniques. By participating in this interactive aspect, guests can try their hand at creating their own calligraphic masterpieces, gaining a deeper appreciation for this ancient art form.

According to Korean Ambassador to Vietnam, Choi Young-sam, the timing of this exhibition is particularly significant. With approximately 60 universities in Vietnam now offering Korean language departments, there is a clear enthusiasm for learning and embracing Korean culture. The ambassador expresses his hope that Hangeul will serve as a bridge, connecting the Vietnamese people to the beauty and scientific intricacies of the Korean language.



The exhibition will not only showcase beautiful calligraphy but also provide educational insights into the art form.

Furthermore, the exhibition will be accompanied by a memorandum of understanding between the National Hangeul Museum of South Korea and the National Library of Vietnam. This agreement underscores the commitment to promoting cultural exchange and cooperation between the two institutions. Through this partnership, they aim to facilitate the exchange of academic documents, coordinate events and exhibitions, and foster the development of professional skills, particularly in the field of preservation.

Kim Il-hwan, Director of the National Hangeul Museum, emphasizes the significance of this collaboration, stating, “We expect that through the cooperation agreement with the National Library of Vietnam, our two institutions will have a wonderful opportunity to learn about each other’s culture through active exchange and mutual understanding.”

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