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Powerhouse Museum presents Korean treasures and the spirit of jang-in

SYDNEY.- For the first time in Australia, ancient and contemporary Korean works come together in the Spirit of jang-in: treasures of Korean metal craft at the Powerhouse Museum. This stunning exhibition, supported by the Korean government, celebrates “Year of Friendship’ between Australia and the Republic of Korea, marking 50 years of bilateral relations. As Australia’s fourth largest trading partner, Korea also occupies a pivotal position in East Asia both politically and culturally. Metal is a fundamental material used in everyday Korean life and has been chosen as the focus for this exhibition representative of Australia-Korean relations, with iron being one of Australia’s largest exports to Korea. Korea is a nation with a dramatic history and rich tradition. Today, Korea is a vibrant and dynamic nation known for its superior IT industry, its exquisite design aesthetic and the well known &#145