Hallyu! The Korean Wave
Hallyu! The Korean Wave showcased the colourful and dynamic popular culture of South Korea, exploring the makings of the Korean Wave and its global impact on the creative industries of cinema, drama, music, fandom, beauty and fashion.
This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Republic of Korea develops and implements a wide range of policies to promote culture, arts, sports, tourism and religion so as to provide cultural opportunities both to Korea and the world.
Hallyu! The Korean Wave: About the exhibition
The hallyu origin story
Discover the story behind Korea's epic rise from war ravaged country to leading cultural powerhouse
A brief history of webtoons
Discover the history of webtoons in our specially commissioned webtoon
Hanbok – traditional Korean dress
Discover its enduring story
Contemporary hanbok design: Cheollik Dress and Shamanism Collection by Tchai Kim
"'Tchai' means 'difference'. We are all different so we need to find ways to accept that and coexist".
Design and make yourself into a K-Pop idol
Transform yourself into a K-Pop idol!
Contemporary hanbok design: Male hanbok suit by Guiroe
"For me hanbok is love. That's because hanbok made me obsessed, as if I were in love".
A brief history of K-cinema
Take a journey through the history of Korean cinema
Supporters, translators, content creators, fundraisers, archivists and activists