A Joseon era-style classroom has arrived at the University of Pittsburgh

November 16, 2015
The Korean Heritage Room inside the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning

The Korean Heritage Room inside the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning

By The Korea Times New York staff

A Joseon era-style Korean lecture room taken from the old educational institution Sungkyunkwan has arrived in the least likely of places — the University of Pittsburgh.

The university opened the Korean Heritage Room — to be used both as a classroom and as a promotional space for Korea-related events — this week inside its Cathedral of Learning.

According to the New York Korean Consulate General, room is located on the third floor of the cathedral.

A number of Korean architects and experts participated in the making of the room.

The 42-story cathedral was built in 1926 and contains about 30 nationality rooms, which recreate educational spaces from a range of cultures.