Exhibition of Historic Maps of the East Sea and Photos of Dokdo Island

September 25 to October 3, 2008

6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 25, 2008


The Korean Cultural Service NY presents the exhibition "Historic Maps of the East Sea and Photos of Dokdo Island" from September 25 to October 3, 2008. The opening reception will be held at Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service NY from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 25, 2008. 

Organized by The Korean Heritage Foundation (KHF), based in Arlington, Virginia, the  exhibition is the first tour on this theme to be shown on the East coast of the U.S. The collection consists of approximately twelve original historical maps which were made during the 17th and 18th century in England and France. The maps are part of a collection owned by Mr.Yoon Sam-kyun, president of the KHF. The exhibition will also include photographs that focus on the natural beauty of Dokdo island and its smaller islets.  

Located in the East Sea, about 134 miles east of the Korean mainland, Dokdo is the easternmost territory of Korea. It consists of two main volcanic islands called Dongdo (East island) and Seodo (West island) as well as 89 smaller islets. Dokdo is also a base for 80 species of plants, 37 species of insects. The islands are habited by thousands of migratory birds. 

The exhibition offers a rare opportunity to explore a historic origin and variations on the name of the “Sea of Korea” as it is shown on the European maps and to appreciate the beauty of nature that is found on Dokdo island. 

For more information, please contact The Korean Heritage Foundation at 703 538 6477 or 202 841 0351. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service NY is located on 460 Park Ave. 6th Fl. NYC and the telephone number is 212-759-9550.

Miro Yoon