Story of the World Jewellery Museum

World Jewellery Museum
Aug 6, 2013 9:40AM

The World Jewellery Museum, in Seoul, Korea was founded in 2004 by Lee Kang-won, wife of a diplomat, whose jewellery collection embodies 30 years of her nomadic existence around the world. It is one of the world’s first museums entirely devoted to jewellery which houses international, historical and ethnic pieces.

It is situated in the heart of the North Village Bukchon in Seoul where history and culture pulse with the daily rhythms of contemporary life.

The fundamental mission of the museum is to preserve, collect and exhibit traditional and contemporary jewellery in order to promote and exchange a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural movements around the world. The museum strives to present exhibitions that explore the diverse cultural identities in the present time.

Exhibitions on international jewellery are organized throughout the year and the museum also works to raise awareness of Korea’s rapidly evolving design scene to the international community by organizing overseas exhibitions on contemporary Korean design.


World Jewellery Museum