Thursday, September 18, 2014

sketching a model of Acrocanthosaurus

skeleton of Acrocanthosaurus exhibited in main hall
24 x 32 cm

The Seodaemun museum of Natural History opened on July 10, 2003 locates near the Seodaemun-gu district office and managed by the office. Today I visited it and looked around from first to third floor. There were lots of models and fossils of natural history. I watched a short 3 D movie about the birth of earth wearing 3 D eyeglasses. Stuffed animals were shown in separate rooms. and I could see the steps of human evolution. Groups of children from kindergarten kept coming and going. Though I like to sketch the life animals in zoo I felt it would be very helpful to sketch such taxidermied specimen too. The surrounding scenery was good to take rest in nice weather. 

오늘 서대문구 연희동에 있는 '서대문 자연사 박물관'을 방문하고 스케치도 한점 했어요. 그림그리는 시간보다 그곳에서 봉사하시는 분과 더 이야기를 많이 했습니다. 개관한지 10년이 넘었는데 처음 가보았다는 것이 부끄러우리만치 볼만했어요. 어린아기들이 많이 왔구요. 그렇게 자연사를 눈으로 보고 자라는 어린이들이 나중에 인류사회를 위해 훌륭한 역할을 하기를 바라보았습니다. 소풍삼아 다음에도 가보고 싶습니다. 

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