Empty city-run museums languish 2013/04/06, Source,
A local museum in Cheongdo County, North Gyeongsang, which was opened in 1993, rarely has visitors. By Gong Jeong-sik
Though it should have been filled with cars on a Saturday afternoon, the parking lot of the Hapcheon Museum in Hapcheon County, South Gyeongsang, sat completely empty when the JoongAng Ilbo visited on March 23. By the end of the day, the local museum had a paltry total of 20 visitors. The Hapcheon Museum, built in 2004 with a local government budget of 8 billion won ($7.18 million), displays relics from the Three Kingdoms period that lasted from the 4th to the 7th century,...More
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