“The Sun and Moon: Fairy Tales from Korea” at the National Folk Museum of Korea
The Children’s Museum at the National Folk Museum of Korea proudly presents “The Sun and Moon: Fairy Tales from Korea”. The exhibition is a reinterpretation of a Korean fairy tale with interactive elements and participatory programs for children. Housed in the permanent exhibition hall, it is open to the public free of charge.
Based on a classic Korean fairy tale, the messages of bravery and hope shown throughout the exhibit are timeless and applicable to children today. Divided into four different themes, titled “Fear”, “Overcoming Fear”, “Courage and Challenge”, and “Light and Hope”, the exhibit takes the viewer through the story of a brother and a sister who defeat a scary tiger.
Inspired by the concept of a pop-up book, the exhibition allows children to enjoy a wide variety of experiences as they follow the storyline throughout the hall. Interactive elements include a stop-motion film as well as LED light art and touch-screen games. The stop-motion film, produced by director Kim Jun-mun of “Infinite Challenge: a Claymation”, along with the exhibit’s “worry dolls” provide whimsical elements that appeal to children of all ages. The exhibit is also coupled with about 30 participatory programs designed for children of various age groups.