By Xu Aiying and Hahm Hee-eun
A special exhibition titled “Peace, a New Start,” which displays photos, videos and documents from past inter-Korean summits, will be open to the public at Cheong Wa Dae’s Sarangchae exhibition space from Sept. 11 to Oct. 7.
The special exhibition, which is being opened ahead of the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit Pyeongyang, will display replicas and documents of major agreements from past inter-Korean summits.
On display, there will be: a replica of the June 15 Inter-Korean Joint Declaration, adopted in 2000; written details of the gifts from former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il that were given to former President Kim Dae-jung; a copy of the Oct. 4 Declaration from 2007; a dinner invitation from former President Roh Moo-hyun; and, a replica of the Panmunjeom Declaration that was agreed upon at the April 27 Inter-Korean Summit earlier this year.
Specifically from the April 27 Inter-Korean Summit, there will be 148 works of art on display, including the brassware bowls that served Pyeongyang naengmyeon cold noodles, and the porcelain cups for the traditional munbaejualcoholic drink that was used for toasts at the luncheon. Most importantly, the box used to carry soil from Baekdusan Mountain and the water bucket used to carry water from the Daedonggang River, both used during the commemorative tree planting at the April 27 Inter-Korean Summit, will also be on display.
There will be the table at which Kim Jong Un sat when he signed the guest book in the lobby of the Peace House in Panmunjeom, and artist Kim Jun-kwon’s art piece “Sanwoon,” which was displayed in the background there, will also be on display.
On the day of the opening ceremony, Sept. 11, Choi Jae-hee, head of the presidential archives, and artist Kim Jun-kwon will be explaining the exhibition on Cheong Wa Dae’s live show “11:30 at the Blue House”.
The special exhibition will be open every Tuesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The exhibition is free of charge, and there is no need for a reservation.