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Visit the Palace from Home: Gyeongbokgung Palace
Records from 100 Years Ago Seen on Gelatin Dry Plate
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A total of 38,170 Gelatin Dry Plates (glass covered with a light-sensitive emulsion, the prototype of black and white film) owned by the National Museum of Korea are mostly photos taken from the perspective of the Japanese GovernmentGeneral of Korea during the era of colonial rule, but they are meaningful records of the country at that time.
The photos allow us to look back one hundred years to see the throne hall Geunjeongjeon at Gyeongbokgung Palace as it was then, the original appearance of various nameboards on palace buildings, and the flower- patterned stone wall around Jagyeongjeon, the living quarters used by the queen.
Among the National Museum of Korea’s online video contents, “Record of 100 Years Ago Seen on Gelatin Dry Plates,” there is an episode on Gyeongbokgung Palace which was filmed and edited to show Gyeongbokgung, the official palace of the Joseon Dynasty, as it was in the past through dry glass plate photographs and the palace as it is today.
The video was designed to draw the attention of viewers by using the photo collage animation technique (editing the necessary parts of photos and making them move). The second video to be released after a preview video of the dry glass plates in 2020, it can be seen on the NMK’s YouTube channel.
The NMK is striving to provide various types of online content so that all citizens can experience and enjoy culture with the aim of creating “a museum for everyone, that can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime.”