Clayarch Gimhae Museum

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Clayarch Gimhae Museum is located in Gimhae, the center of Ancient Geumgwan Gaya and the birthplace of Buncheong Ware. Gimhae is also called the home of ancient tea bowls by the Japanese. The museum is a cultural arts complex with various spaces and facilities, which can host large domestic and international events, exhibitions, education classes and academic seminars. It is the world’s first museum specialized in architectural ceramics, and has 5,000 fired painting tiles surrounding the outer wall. The museum itself is considered to be a piece of artwork. The size of the venue is 11,814.39m2, with various spaces. There are the Dome House and the Cubic House, which are exhibition spaces; Ceramics Creative Center is a residency space for domestic and international artists. Art-Kitchen and Clay Academy provide various educational programs with hands-on experiences. Large outdoor events and performances can be staged in two places, a large square in front of Dome House and in Picnic Park, located behind Dome House. The venue also has a media room, which is equipped with sound and lighting systems and can be used as a venue for international academic meetings and seminars. Eco-friendly structures such as Clayarch Tower, Art Shelter and sculptures installed in the outdoor space, highlight the natural beauty of Clayarch Gimhae Museum as if it is a watercolor painting.

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