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Published : 2017-02-22 17:15
Updated : 2017-02-28 14:43

This story has been updated to reflect the fact that lunch is no longer offered at the event. — Ed.

YEOL, the Society for Korean Cultural Heritage, will continue its lunchtime lectures, this year in partnership with Seoul Museum of History, with a talk on preservation of traditional houses in March.

DaaRee Architect and Associates founder Cho In-souk, who has completed work on a Ph.D. in architectural conservation and restoration, will look at the subject from the perspective of preserving authenticity and integrity. 

Using case studies of three buildings that were moved to new areas for preservation -- those of Han Gyu-seol, Yi Seung-eop and Shinmungwan -- Cho will explore the idea of relocation and adaptive reuses of historical houses.

The lecture is part of a series held nearly monthly, which will include talks on Gangnam’s rise to riches and, in April, a walking tour led by Cho of the residence of Han Gyu-seol.

Talks in the series will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seoul Museum of history, with Cho’s on March 6.

Admission is free. More information is available through info@yeol.org or (02) 736-5868.

(paulkerry@heraldcorp.com)