The opening ceremony of the special exhibition “Nomadic Empires of the Mongolian Steppes” organized by the National Museum of Korea, the Instutute of History and Archaeology of Mongolian Academy of Sciences, the National Museum of Mongolia and the Bogd Khaan Palace Museum was held on May 15, 2018 in National Museum of Korea.
The opening ceremony was attended by H.E. Mr.Na Jongmin, First Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea, H.E Mr.Ganbayar, Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Sports of Mongolia, H.E Mr.Ganbold, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to the Republic of Korea, Mr.Bae Kidong, Director General of National Museum, Mr.Jang Shik Jang, Director of the Korean Association for Mongolian Studies, Mr.Regdel, President of Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Mr.Chuluun, Director of Institute of History and Archaeology, Mr.Dagvadorj, Director of National Museum of Mongolia, Mr.Otgonbileg, Director of Bogd Khaan Palace Museum, other officials and academia.
In his opening remarks, H.E Mr.B.Ganbold, Ambassador of Mongolia, noted that Mongolia and Korea have been maintaining the sustainable and exemplary cooperation in the field of history, culture and cultural heritages and also expressed his appreciation on the opening of the special exhibition “Nomadic Empires of the Mongolian Steppes” in the National Museum of Korea, which is one of the most visited museums in the world. He expressed his confidence that by displaying Mongolian historical and cultural invaluable treasures to Koreans, the exhibition is expected not only to give broad understanding of Mongolian history, culture and arts but also will play an important role in deepening of the friendship and mutual understanding between the peoples of the two countries and broadening their cultural cooperation.
The exhibition commemorates the twentieth anniversary of the Mon-Sol Project, a joint academic project implemented by the Institute of History and Archaeology of Mongolian Academy of Sciences, the National Museum of Mongolia and the National Museum of Korea since 1997 and it is becoming one of the biggest international cultural events in Korea.
The 550 exhibits including Greek and Roman Gods face-shaped silver exhibits found in a tomb of the Huns, the golden crown of Turkic Bilge Khagan and the leather boots of a Mongolian elite lived during the Mongolian Empire provide a fascinating chronicles of the history and culture of Mongolian nomadic empires from prehistory to modern times. The exhibition will be open until July 7, 2018.