Making good use of the winter vacation at Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine
Offering an Oriental medicine and traditional culture education program for elementary students this winter vacation
Daegu Metropolitan Government announced that, starting on January 13, 2018, the Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine will be offering an education program designed to provide Oriental medicine and traditional culture experiences for elementary school students and their families.
m The program will be comprised of three sessions: “Making a New Year’s Calendar of the 12 Animals of the Chinese Zodiac” (January 13); “Drawing Cartoons on Eco-bags to Wish for Health and Longevity” (January 20); and “Making Chongmyeonghwan Medicine with Oriental Medicine Doctors” (January 27).
m Students participating in the new year’s calendar-making session will make a calendar featuring the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac in celebration of 2018 as “The Year of Dog,” while those in the cartoon-drawing session will draw cartoons on eco-bags in hopes of health, luck, and longevity for their families. Children involved in the Oriental medicine session will learn about Oriental medicine and culture by making chongmyeonghwan, a herbal medicine known to promote brain health, along with their family members.
m The program will receive applications from 25 students for each session via the museum’s website on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will be given workbooks to help them learn more about the given topic. For more information, please visit the official website of the museum (http://www.daegu.go.kr/dgom).
m The Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine was established to preserve the 360-year-old tradition of Daegu’s Yangnyeongsi, the oldest herbal medicine market in Korea, and disseminate Oriental medicine culture. The third floor of the museum houses an Oriental medicine exhibition zone where visitors can learn about the tradition of Yangnyeongsi and the history of Oriental medicine, and the second floor features an Oriental medicine experience space. There is also an outdoor footbath experience zone.
m The museum, which receives approximately 130,000 visitors every year, offers a variety of programs, including the “Oriental Medicine Culture Class,” which shows participants how to cook food and make cosmetics using medicinal herbs, and “Saturday Oriental Medicine Class,” where participants make a medicinal herb popup book, Oriental medicine stick cookies, and fragrant candles. In addition, the museum offers regular experience programs that include an Oriental medicine footbath experience and a class on how to make fragrant items and Oriental medicine soap.
m Director Hong Seok-jun of the Future Strategy Division of Daegu Metropolitan Government said, “Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine is a regional cultural institution that represents the tradition of Oriental medicine. The programs the museum offers for elementary school students during the winter vacation are designed to help children learn about traditional Korean culture and become more familiar with Oriental medicine.”
m Inquiries: Daegu Yangnyeongsi Museum of Oriental Medicine (053-253-4729 or 3359)