KOREAN TREASURES

T he biggest exhibition of Korean art to be staged in Britain for more than a decade has opened at the British Museum. Supported by the Samsung Foundation of Culture, Arts of Korea surveys Korean art and archaeology from the neolithic period to the 19th century. It features some 200 exhibits and covers a surface area of 400 square metres. The exhibition will run to the new millennium, when it will be replaced by a new permanent Korean Gallery at the museum.

One of the highlights is a magnificently ornate royal crown from the Silla Kingdom, dating from the 5th-6th century AD. The crown (left), on loan from the National Museum of Korea, is one of only six to have been found in the Silla royal tombs, previously known as Kumsong or the City of Gold.

Samsung is proud to support Arts of Korea as part of its commitment to building an even stronger relationship between the UK and South Korea and to broadening understanding of Korea's cultural heritage and its traditional arts.

To celebrate the opening of the Arts of Korea exhibition, Samsung is offering Eye readers the chance to win a state-of-the-art Samsung VPA- 55 camcorder, worth pounds 629 (RRP). In addition, one runner-up will receive a Samsung MAX-630 midi-sysyem, worth pounds 399 (RRP).

To enter, just answer this question: What is the capital of South Korea? Send your answers on a postcard, by 18 July, to: Eye/Samsung Competition, Floor Two, Film House,142 Wardour Street, London W1V 4LL. Usual Newspaper Publishing rules apply.

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