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Front Page - Friday, January 22, 2016

Heart and Seoul exhibit brings modern-day Korean culture to Chattanooga

A South Korean native shows a museum guest how to spell her name in Korean. - (Photo by David Laprad)

A slice of the world’s “most wired city” has come to Chattanooga thanks to Creative Discovery Museum’s temporary exhibit, “Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea.” Open through Sunday, May 15, the exhibit explores the heart and soul of Korean culture.

“We’re thrilled to host this wonderful exhibit, and to have the opportunity to establish relationships with the Korean community,” said Henry Schulson, executive director at Creative Discovery Museum. “We value diversity, and view this as a way to educate our guests about what other children experience growing up in another culture.”

The exhibit was developed as part of the Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series in an effort to educate children and their families about various Asian cultures. The project was administered by the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) and created by the Children’s Museum of Houston.

In “Heart and Seoul: Growing Up in Korea,” five modern-day Korean kids invite guests to take a look into their lives through their diverse interests, customs, and ambitions, including their love of K-Pop and Korean cuisine, their habit of texting to communicate, and even their dreams of being accepted into a good college.

Creative Discovery Museum has hired Cathy Palisoc, a native of Seoul, as a local consultant to help establish a relationship with the Korean community and provide additional insight to the Korean culture.

Source: Creative Discovery Museum

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