Contemporary History Museum Opens 2012/12/29, Source,
The nation's first museum exclusively dedicated to its contemporary history has opened in downtown Seoul. President Lee Myung-bak and about 100 figures who have worked for the opening attended on Wednesday the ceremony for the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History. The museum chronicles the nation's events starting from the late 19 century, which is when Korea first opened its doors to the outer world. The government remodeled the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's former office building in downtown Seoul into an eight-story museum,...More
Chuseok Holidays at Seoul's Traditional Royal Palaces 2012/09/29, Source,
Deoksu Palace in Seoul dates back to the 16th century. It attracts thousands of foreign and Korean visitors throughout the year,. but a rare contemporary art exhibition is bringing even more people through the gates. [Reporter : Park Ji-won[email protected]] " Nine installation art works are currently displayed at various locations around the palace. 12 contemporary Korean artists participated in the project",...More
ICF 30th Anniversary Symposium on Korean Literature 2012/06/30, Source,
"Please Look after Mom" is a best-selling novel by Korean author Shin Kyung-sook. The book, exploring the theme of motherhood, was first printed in Korea in 2009, and became a literary sensation worldwide, after being translated into more than 30 languages.
As recipient of a number of international literary awards, Shin has emerged as a trailblazer for Korean authors trying to make it overseas. Her awards include the prestigious Man Asian Literary Prize, which she won this year, making her the first female writer to earn the acclamation,...More
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