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About Jane Portal

Jane Portal is Curator in the Oriental Antiquities Department at the British Museum, London, and is the author of Korea – Art and Archaeology (2000) and Chinese Love Poetry (2004). She has wide experience of both North and South Korea, having spent a year in both countries, and is creating a collection of contemporary North Korean art for the British Museum.

Articles by Jane Portal

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Art under control in North Korea

What does a totalitarian regime expect from its artists? Jane Portal explores the role of art in North Korea.

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