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European Porcelain Museum
Bucheon and surrounding
Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions
Museums, Galleries, Exhibitions

For many years the best European residences were decorated in the pompous style of Barocco. In the 18th century, it was substituted by a more luxurious style of Rococo. The European nobility liked Rococo which was too expensive but less pretentious than Barocco. Splendid furniture and household items of that period are in demand even today. To enjoy the atmosphere of the past times you do not necessarily need to go for an expensive tour across Europe, you just need to visit the cultural capital of South Korea, Bucheon, and one of its main attractions – the European Porcelain Museum.

The unique history museum was opened in 2003. The core of its collection are items that were collected by a director of the British Branch of the Confucius Institute. He was passionately engaged in collecting for tens of years. Eventually, he gifted his valuable exhibits to the residents of Bucheon.

Amazing examples of antique furniture and items made of porcelain which date back to the 18-19th centuries are presented in thematic living rooms. Everything there provides an insight into the culture and art of the European states of that time. There you can see the porcelain tableware produced by the French manufacture «Sevres», Italian manufacture «Ginori» and British manufacture «Royal Worcester».

You will also see many Polish, Czech, Hungarian and Danish porcelain items. The samples of the world-famous brand «Meissen», the first porcelain manufacturer in Europe, deserve special attention. There is an opportunity to compare the porcelain samples of Chinese, Japanese and Korean producers, see the difference between the glowing European porcelain and more matte Eastern porcelain, get acquainted with the items of everyday life as well as celebratory table setting and decorative pottery.

Besides, in the museum, you can learn a lot about the history of porcelain production on the territory of the European countries, the biggest manufactures and the most valuable samples which became desirable lots in international auctions.

Address: 유럽자기박물관

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