The Hanyang Museum will open a new exhibition entitled Hi HY-Lion about the lion that has been running with Hanyang. The exhibition will be run from early March to March 31 in celebration of the 78th anniversary of the establishment of Hanyang University (HYU).
The exhibition features a variety of images and artifacts related to HYU’s symbol, the lion, and HYU’s mascot, HY-Lion. Visitors of the exhibition can also watch videos about the people who designed HY-Lion’s 77 different outfits. Furthermore, visitors will be able to participate in designing HY-Lion’s 78th outfit and creating a paper toy.
This exhibition was created to show that Hanyangians are dynamic and diverse, which was also the main objective of the 77 HY-Clothes for Lion project organized by HYU’s very own Hanyang Brand Supporters. The 77 HY-Clothes for Lion project involved dressing the lions in 77 different outfits and displaying them to HYU students in front of HYU’s Main Building to celebrate HYU’s 77th anniversary. The formal staff of Hanyang Media Strategy Center, Won Jang-hee, states the purpose of the HY-Clothes for Lion was “to show that Hanyangians are dynamic and diverse.”
The exhibition will be held on the 3rd floor of the museum. “The museum is looking forward to seeing the 77 HYClothes for Lion gallery in front of the History Museum,” said HYU Museum researcher, Lee Jae-eun. “All HYU students might be aware of HYU’s lion symbol, but they might never think of it deeply. This exhibition is a brief introduction for HYU students to learn more about HYU’s symbol and mascot. We encourage everyone to come with an open mind. I hope this exhibition serves as a good opportunity for all in HYU to learn about the lion that has been running with HYU since its beginning,” she added.