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N.K. art project seeks a kick start

July 20, 2011 - 18:58 By Kirsty Taylor

Kirsty Taylor 

An art historian is seeking donations to fund a digital photo book of North Korean art.

An academic delegation is to travel to North Korea this August.

The group of students and professors from around the world is to meet North Korean academics and visit some of the isolated country’s important cultural sites. They will visit landmarks often promoted to visitors by the Pyongyang government, such as the 60-foot high bronze statue of Kim Il-sung on Mansu Hill overlooking the city. 

One member of the delegation is now trying to raise $1,500 to help fund the digital photo book he hopes to create featuring North Korean art.

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