Located in the residential neighbourhood of Tongui-dong, near historic Gyeongbokgung Palace, Daelim Museum began its life as Korea’s first photography
museum. Today, it holds exhibitions that embrace not only photography but also design and a range of other fields, while continuing to expand its own
boundaries. Our vision is to function as a museum where the everyday becomes art. As such, we strive to create exhibitions that suggest new types of
lifestyle, allowing the general public to enjoy art within everyday life by casting new light on the value of the objects that surround us.
The building that houses Daelim Museum was originally a family house, built in 1967. It was renovated by French architect Vincen Cornu in 2002. While
considering ways to make the best use of elements of the original structure of the building and its surrounding environment, he transformed the
museum into an efficient exhibition venue and an open space for the public.