This special exhibition that presents shamanism relics collected by Namgang (pen name) Kim Taegon. He was the folklorist and studied of Korean shamanism. From 1960, he conducted the field research various types of gut, shamanistic rituals and rites and collected disappearing shamanism data as well. In 2012, his wife Son, Jang-yeon donated a total of 31,742 items of Paintings of the Spirits, Shaman’s ritual costumes and equipments, photographs and films at the National Folk Museum of Korea(NFMK). Thus, NFMK publishes collection book, "In Search of the Arche-patterns of Korean Culture" and opens this special exhibition to tribute to the meaning of his donation.
In this exhibition, it consists of four themes as follow:
I.Who Is Kim Taegon?
II.Record of the Spiritual World
III.Record of Communicating with the Sprits
IV.Searching for Shamanistic Spirits in North
We hope our visitors will understand of Korean shamanism and the folklorist Kim Taegon who was devoted to Korean shamanism throughout his entire life as respectable scholar and as being himself in this exhibition.