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National Museum to Exhibit Ancient Earthen Vessels and Figurines
May 25, 2023
The National Museum of Korea will open an exhibition of figurative pottery and clay figurine-decorated pottery from the ancient kingdoms of Silla and Gaya on May 26, highlighting their symbolic usage in funerary rituals and the journey of the deceased to the afterlife. The exhibition, entitled “Companions on the Eternal Journey: Earthenware Figurines and Vessels from Ancient Korea,” will feature 332 artifacts, including earthen vessels modeled after humans, animals and various objects, or decorated with clay figurines. The exhibition will end on October 9.
Walk around Blue House’s Nokjiwon Garden in Hanbok
May 24, 2023
All visitors to the Blue House, full of spring’s liveliness, are given the opportunity to make memories by wearing a beautiful hanbok. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST) together with the Korea Craft & Design Foundation (KCDF) is holding a “Walk around Nokjiwon Garden in Hanbok” event from May 24 (Wed) to June 4 (Sun) at the Blue House. This event was prepared to offer visitors an opportunity to experience the charm of hanbok at the Blue House, which has emerged as a new “K-tourism landmark,” provide another source of delight, and spread the hanbok culture in daily life.
Bolstering “Second Middle East Boom” through K-Culture and Korean Language
May 24, 2023
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST), in partnership with the King Sejong Institute Foundation (President LEE Hai Young, KSIF) hosts the “2023 King Sejong Institute Workshop in the Middle East and Africa” from May 23 (Tue) to 25 (Thur). The workshop takes place in the House of Wisdom in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), a move that follows the launch of the “Second Middle East Boom Task Force” initiated by the MCST after President Yoon Suk Yeol’s visit to the UAE in January.
National Folk Museum of Korea and Korea Ssireum Association to Collaborate to Promote Ssireum
May 18, 2023
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST) announced on May 17 (Wed) that the National Folk Museum of Korea and the Korea Ssireum Association have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to promote Ssireum. Minister PARK, National Folk Museum Director KIM Jong Dae, and Korea Ssireum Association President HWANG Kyung Soo attended the signing ceremony.
Danginri Cultural-Creative Art Plant, emitting the dynamic energy of K-Culture, held its groundbreaking ceremony
May 18, 2023
On May 17 (Wed), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Minister PARK Bo Gyoon, MCST) held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Danginri Cultural-Creative Art Plant. Breaking away from the typical framework of previous ceremonies, the event featured the architect (CEO JO Min Seok of Mass Studies), who designed the Danginri Cultural-Creative Art Plant, and young cultural artists as the main protagonists. For this unconventional concept, Minister PARK Bo Gyoon assisted by replying to the cultural artists’ vision of the Danginri Cultural-Creative Art Plant.