Past and Future of a Papermaking Tradition
from Jeonju, Korea
Friday, October 3, 2008 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street, SW
Hanji papermaking, an ancient technique which utilizes the bark of the Korean
mulberry tree, is still employed today to create beautiful textured paper art
and sculpture. We invite you to join the Smithsonian’s Libraries, Asian Cultural History Program and Office of Policy and Analysis to learn more about
this process, its use and conservation. Our speakers will be Paul Michael Taylor, Director of the Asian Cultural History at the Smithsonian, and Hajin Song, Mayor of Jeonju City, Korea.
This program is also sponsored by Office of the Mayor, Jeonju City, Korea and
KI Creative Group and is being held in conjunction with the opening of the new
Hanji Exhibition at KORUS House, 2370 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008.