Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Daegu Art Museum Exhibitions and Free Shuttle Bus Info

Nature, Life, Human

Nature, Life, Human is composed of the two sections, Nature and Life, respectively presented in the first and second exhibition hall. The two themes might sound separate and sing different songs, yet the audience will feel that there is an organic relationship between the two. The artworks reflect the artist’s individual experience, the circumstance of the times when the artist is living, the surrounding features, geographical and atmospheric, to which the artist’s feelings and thoughts are bound to respond. By focusing the relevance between the artworks and the environmental constituents, the audience will be led to ponder on their own lives; the opportunity to re-discover life from a fresh perspective.


François Morellet, 1926

As the inaugural special exhibition in its third gallery where the museum’s architectural features stand out, Daegu Art Museum has introduced work by contemporary artists based on an exploration of space. The museum presents work by Francois Morellet (1926- ) chosen as its second artist.
Date: ~Dec 12


Daegu Art Museum Free Shuttle Bus

-Operating Hours; 9:00am-6:00pm (17 times)

-Time Table
1. Daegongwon Subway Station -> Daegu Art Museum
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30
15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30, 19:00

2. Daegu Art Museum -> Daegongwon Subway Station
8:50, 9:20, 9:50, 10:20, 10:50, 11:20, 12:50, 13:20, 13:50, 14:20
14:50, 15:20, 15:50, 16:20, 16:50, 17:20, 17:50, 18:20, 18:50

*Exhibition Hours; 10:00-16:00
 

      
 

What happened in Daegu in 2011?

krk This year, Daegu was granted the promotion “2011 Visit Daegu Year” by Korean government.
There were plenty of big events during the official Visit Daegu Year.


Daegu Yankryeongsi Herb Medicine Festival
Dongsung-ro Festival
Colorful Multiple Cultures Festival
Daegu International Musical Festival
Daegu International Body Painting Festival
Daegu International Opera Festival

Digital Cable TV Show
Daegu Coffee Fair
Daegu Food Fair

IAAF World Championships 2011
Asia Song Festival

TV Drama and Show Program Filming

I have this video that has every scene of Visitdaegu2011 year~~
Let’s hit it~~:D






      

Saturday, November 26, 2011

All about Daegu’s famous Museums - #2

Daegu Art Plaza

Address: #271 Jeongdae-ri, Gachang-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu
http://cafe.naver.com/sjh7199

Business Hours
AM 10:00 - PM 07:00 (Sunday AM 10:00 - PM 08:00)
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
Entrance Ramp, Restrooms for the disabled
Tourist Guide in Korean
Artists provided explanations
Foreign Language
Artists provided foreign language explanations


Daegu National Museum

Address: #70 Hwanggeum-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu

Overview
The Daegu National Museum was established to research, display, and preserve the traditional culture of the Gyeongsangbuk-do's Northwestern area. The three galleries display a variety of cultural artifacts and models, and a new gallery has recently opened to evolve the museum into a complex cultural space.
Business Hours
Weekdays 09:00 - 18:00, Weekdays/National Holidays 09:00 - 19:00, April~October Saturdays Open until 21:00
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
Parking lot, restroom, ramp, Braille, wheelchairs
Tourist Guide in Korean
Available
Foreign Language
English, Japanese


Bank of Korea Currency Exhibition


Address: #80 Dongin 2-ga, Jung-gu, Daegu 

Overview
The Currency Exhibition consists of the 'Korean Currency Exhibition' and the 'World Currency Exhibition.' It features 1,800 displays of historical currencies from 65 countries around the world.
Business Hours
AM 09:30 ~ PM 04:00
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
Restrooms, wheelchair ramps
Tourist Guide in Korean
Available
Foreign Language
Unavailable


Kyungpook National University Museum

Address: #1370 Sangyeok-dong, Buk-gu, Daegu 

Overview
Kyungpook University's Museum, established in 1959, contains a significant collection of excavated cultural relics ranging from prehistoric age to modern times. The artifacts are arranged according to time period. It also holds 7 national treasures.
Business Hours
Mon~Fri, 10AM~5 PM
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
Restroom
Tourist Guide in Korean
Portable voice advior available
Foreign Language
Unavailable


Hengso Museum of Keimyung University

Address: #1000 Shindang-dong, Dalseo-gu, Daegu 

Overview
Opened in 1978 on Keimyung University's Daemyeong-dong campus, it is the site of various archaeological research and conferences. It houses special exhibitions and completes community service work, while spreading acknowledgement of Daegu's history and culture.
Business Hours
Monday~Saturday 10:00~17:00 (admittance until 16:30),
Closed : Sundays, national holidays, school anniversary (May 20)
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
parking lot, restrooms, ramp
Tourist Guide in Korean
Available when group viewing
Foreign Language
Unavailable


Daegu Catholic University Museum

Address: #330 Keumrak-ri, Hayang-eup, Kyeongsan-si, Kyeongsangbuk-do

Overview
The Museum was created in 1969, and collected significant amounts of historical artifacts since its establishment. In 1977, in celebration of the university's anniversary, the university allotted several classrooms to the Museum to hold a large exhibition and to display its artifacts.
Business Hours
AM 10:00 ~ PM 04:00
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
Parking Lot, Entrance Ramp
Tourist Guide in Korean
2 Guides (Teaching Assistants)
Foreign Language
Museum Employee (English, Japanese)


Daegu National University Of Education Museum

Address: 1797-6 Daemyeong 2-dong, Namgu, Daegu

Overview
This museum features 4 galleries specialized around the theme of "education." It exhibits various materials reflecting the lives and education of our ancestors dating from the Stone Age to the present, as well as a visual history of education training in Daegu.
Business Hours
Weekdays (Mon ~ Fri) : 10:00 ~ 17:00
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
Unavailable
Tourist Guide in Korean
Unavailable
Foreign Language
Unavailable


Daegu Bangjjayugi Museum

Address: #399 Dohak-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu

Overview
Daegu Bangjja Yugi Museum is Korea's first bronzeware-specialized museum built to preserve the Bangjja Yugi, a traditional cultural property. It also aims to hand down its manufacturing technology to posterity so that the excellence of traditional Korean cultural assets may continue to be presented, and the development of local culture will be promoted. The Museum houses 1,480 items of Yugi in 275 types donated without compensation by Mr. LEE Bong-ju, who made and collected Yugi. Artisan LEE Bong-ju was designated by the central government in 1983 as the Important Intangible Cultural Asset No. 77. It is rare to find countries in the world that preserve Yugi manufacturing technology. Under these circumstances, the Daegu Bangjja Yugi Museum will do its best in building diverse cultural contents with IT and CT integrated in order to meet the age of cultural competition in the 21st century. This will help to attract the attention of new generations, and motivate them to foster cultural infrastructures unique to this area.

What is Bangjja Yugi?
Bangjja Yugi(Korean Bronzeware) is made by a method wherein an alloy of copper and tin, in the ratio of 78 parts to 22, is pounded and hit repeatedly by several people with hammers in hand to draw it out thinly to form a shape. Major items of Bangjja Yugi include musical instruments, utensils and other items for religious services, tableware and living goods. Recently teaspoons, knives and forks have also been made by Bangjja Yugi with the change of lifestyle.

Brief History
November, 2000: Basic planning established
July, 2004: Construction started
November, 2006: Exhibits set up
May 25, 2007: Museum opened

Outline of Museum
Area: 17,890
Floor space: 3,758 (one story below and two above ground)
Exhibition rooms: 3 permanent exhibition rooms
(Yugi Room, Donated Items Room, Reproduction Room) and 1 special exhibition room
Subsidiary facilities: Data search room, Meeting room, Video presentation,
Outdoor performance stage

Yugi Room
This is a space to take you to the origin of Bangjja Yugi. It presents the history of Bangjja Yugi and shows the spirit of artisans who take over the Yugi techniques. In addition, the types of Yugi and its materials are introduced and the manufacturing process of Bangjja, Jumul, and Half-Bangjja Yugi are shown. To help you understand how prosperous it was in the past, the model of a workshop and a shop at the Napcheong Village in the 1390s is reproduced here. In this room, the changes of tableware from the pre-historic times to the present can be understood. Bangjja brazen vessels, a vessel of life, are on display and the scientific effects of Bangjja Yugi are presented through 3D images. You can also undergo a hands-on experience of the sound made by Bangjja brazen musical instruments.

Donated Items Room
A Donated Items Room exhibits the high quality Yugi selected from those which were donated by Mr. LEE Bong-ju, who is very famous as one of the great masters of Bangjja Yugi. The Yugi is on display by types, which are Yugi for daily use, utensils and other items for religious services and tableware. The life of Mr. LEE Bong-ju, a great master in Yugi, is also introduced through a video presentation.
Reproduction Room
The reproduced workshop and shop in the reproduction room help you to understand the manufacturing process of Yugi and the mode of dealing through a glimpse of the Yugi industry in the past.

Visiting Guide
Visiting Hours: 10am ~ 7pm (April ~ September), 10am ~ 6pm (October ~ March)
Closed: January 1, Lunar New Year & Chuseok holidays, Mondays, Special occasions set by the Museum
Admission Fees: Free
Notes
- Please be careful not to cause inconveniences to other visitors
- Taking pictures is not allowed in the exhibition rooms
- Food, pets or smoking are not allowed

How to get to the Museum
Bus: Express 1, Palgong 1(bound for Donghwasa Temple)
399, Dohak-dong, Dong-gu, Daegu
Tel: 053-606-6171 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            053-606-6171      end_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax: 053-606-6179
Website: http://artcenter.daegu.go.kr/bangjja
Business Hours
04/01 ~ 10/30 : 10:00 ~ 19:00
11/01 ~ March : 10:00 ~ 18:00
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
Unavailable
Tourist Guide in Korean
Unavailable
Foreign Language
Unavailable


Dongsan Medicial Missionary Museum

Address: #216 Dalseong-ro, Jung-gu, Daegu

Overview
As Keimyung University's Hill Medical Center met its 100th anniversary, it established the private homes of two missionaries into a missionary museum and a medical museum, respectively. In 2001, it opened the Education-History Museum to display a century's worth of history and medicine. In 2002, the Daegu March 1 Movement Gallery was opened, to be followed by the 2002 World Cup Memorial. The Hill Medical Center Medical Missionary Museum honors those from the past while preserving and displaying various materials to provide education for modern visitors.
Business Hours
10:00 - 16:00
Fare
Free
Facilities for the handicapped
Restroom for the Disabled
Tourist Guide in Korean
Jeong-ok Lee (Guide)
Foreign Language
Interpreters provided upon request




      

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Daegu Apsan Café Alley – It’s like 가로수길(Garosu-gil) in Seoul

Tens of fabulous restaurants and cafes are placed on Daegu Apsan Café Alley.
On weekends, I enjoy the atmosphere of fancy and unique restaurants here with my people.
Sometimes I witness the online shopping mall models posing in front of a camera here.
It is located near Apsan Beltway(앞산순환도로).








Address: Daemyeong-9-dong, Nam-gu, Daegu 대구시 남구 대명9



      

Korean Traditional Medical Experience Center for foreigners in Daegu

Daegu/Gyeongbuk is the central place of oriental medicine industry in Korea.
Medi-city Daegu’s oriental medicine is used not only as medicine itself but also for skin care.


It’s the first Korean Traditional Medical Experience Center which has Korean Traditional Medicine Clinic, Constitution Test Zone, Skin Care Clinic and Translation Waiting Room etc.


1.    Body Constitutional Type Test


Human body has 4 constitutional types (bio-psychological traits) according to Oriental Medicine Theory.
Tae-Yang type is a creative and visionary person, who is gifted for starting social acquaintance but not for sustaining it.  So-Yang type is a sharp and clean looking person, who is extroverted and interested in outside work.  Tae-Eum type is a conservative and cautious person, who is talented for sustaining social relationships.  So-Eum type is an inactive, prudent, narrow-minded, resolute and self-directed person, who is concerned in his or her own world. (source)


2.    Comprehensive Medical Testing


They’ll even let you know what kind of food goes well with your body based on the information of the earlier constitutional test.


3.    Korean Medical Skin Care Experience


Let’s get healthy with Korean Traditional Medical Experience Program in Daegu~~


Daegu Orental Hospital of Daegu Haany University

Address: 165 Sang-dong, Suseong-gu, Daegu 대구시 수성구 상동 165