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Care to visit some of Korea's grandest museums? Help me to get there, get it written, then get it to you!

Care to visit some of Korea's grandest museums? Help me to get there, get it written, then get it to you! Read more
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This project's funding goal was not reached on September 8, 2012.

About this project

Two years ago, I moved to Korea to live and work. It's from this experience I composed a creative nonfiction piece titled "Museums," which takes a look at everything from Teddy Roosevelt to 만세 to Lotte World. A lot of the ideas for this essay came from visiting different museums in Korea. 

I'd like to explore another facet of Museums, this time with the emphasis on Visitors, thus the title--"Visitors." This long-form essay will explore how visitors (you and me) can relate to the larger concerns of the past (history, art, culture, etc.). "Visitors" will be available both electronically and physically (pressed in late January). 

Visiting these museums in Korea, I hope to get some new ideas and territory to explore as well as to fill in some gaps of memory since I left. 

I need your help covering these expenses:

Roundtrip airfare: ~$2,000 
Travel within Korea for two weeks: $400
Expenses (Food, Living Quarters, Museum Money, Etc.): $400
Pressing of Book: $400

With your help, I can complete a really fun and interesting essay, and in return, you can get some pretty awesome stuff! Every last bit helps, and it makes this project one to be shared and savored! 

This small book will be pressed and mailed to you late January/early February. I'll collect addresses for postcards and books when the funding is received!

This project's end date is September 7rd--birthday of Buddy Holly! Let's make this happen!

Music by Phillip Garland

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    A personalized postcard from a visited museum + a signed, bound copy of "Visitors" + an e-copy of "Visitors" + my gratitude + a shout out in the book

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    "Visitors: Addendum," a photographic essay detailing the making of "Visitors" + a personalized postcard from a visited museum + a signed, bound copy of "Visitors" + an e-copy of "Visitors" + my gratitude + a shout out in the book

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    You choose a museum! (Possible museums below) + "Visitors: Addendum," a photographic essay detailing the making of "Visitors" + a personalized postcard from a visited museum + a signed, bound copy of "Visitors" + an e-copy of "Visitors" + my gratitude + a shout out in the book
    (Museums: National Folk Museum of Korea, War Memorial of Korea, Kimchi Field Museum, Leeum Samsung Museum of Art, Museum of Korean Buddhist Art, Seoul Olympic Art Museum, Tteok & Kitchen Utensil Museum)

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