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Rutt Gallery of Korea

This gallery features musical instruments, furniture, ceramics, calligraphy, and scholar’s implements dating from the United Silla dynasty (668-935 CE) to the present day.

The Korean collections are among the smallest in the museum but they are also hugely varied. Support from a number of funders has also enabled us to expand the collection specifically for this space.

Funding has come from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund; the Art Fund; the Friends of the Oriental Museum; and the Arts Council for England, via Stories of the World (part of the Cultural Olympiad for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games). The gallery is named for Bishop Richard Rutt, a leading Korean scholar and major donor to the Korean collections at the museum.