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Card broadens access to arts, sports
Feb 24, 2014
In 2014, a wider group of people will be given the opportunity to enjoy cultural programs, sporting events and tourist facilities. Starting February 24, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will issue a "culture card,” its Munhwa Nuri Card, a prepaid cash card that will he...


Ancient petroglyphs captivate archeologists
Feb 21, 2014
Numerous ancient rock engravings of whales and whaling still remain in the southeast area of the Korea Peninsula, attracting archeologists from around the world. It has been suggested that they are the first pieces of evidence showing the prehistoric origins of whaling. These pet...


Korean literature in English #9
Feb 20, 2014
The Library of Korean Literature series is a collection of ten Korean novels published in English in the U.S. last year. (photo courtesy of the Literature Translation Institute of Korea)The ninth volume of the ten-part Library of Korean Literature is Park Wan-suh’s (1931-2011) “L...


Universal Ballet marks its 30th year with a gala show
Feb 19, 2014
"La Bayadère," "The Sleeping Beauty," "Don Quixote," "Onegin" and "Romeo and Juliet."These masterpieces will be on stage during a three-day, four-show special gala in Seoul as one of Korea's top ballet companies, Universal Ballet, performs these works and more, showing off its da...


Arts education gives Vietnamese children chance to drea...
Feb 19, 2014
There was a photography exhibition put on by children and adolescents in the plaza of a remote mountain village in Lao Cai Province, in northern Vietnam, on February 10. The, “Me and You, Us and Sapa,” exhibition was organized by the students, who also gave a helping hand by guid...


Gwanghuimun Gate opens after 39 years
Feb 18, 2014
Gwanghuimun Gate, one of the capital’s four small gates from the Joseon era, is open for the first time in 39 years on February 18. Behind the gate stands the N Seoul Tower. (photo: Jeon Han)Seoul, the capital of Korea since the 1390s, was a walled city surrounded by ramparts dur...


Gat, traditional headgear in Korea [4]
Feb 18, 2014
*This is the fourth part in our series, “Gat, traditional headgear in Korea.” 3. The process and tools of making a gat1) Materials and supplies used in gat-making  1. Preparation of the bamboo strips and strands  2. Making the eungak  3. Making the cheongae &nb...


Crowd-sourced movie promotes Seoul
Feb 17, 2014
A unique crowd-sourced film about the city of Seoul was released on February 11, "Bitter, Sweet, Seoul." The movie is a collection of video clips shot by people in Seoul, citizens and foreigners alike, who either reside in the metropolis or were just traveling through. The 63-min...


Korean Film Night heats up Berlin Film Festival
Feb 14, 2014
The Korean Film Night was held on the sidelines of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival on February 10 in the German capital. Over 600 people from film industries around the world, including directors whose works were being screened at the festival, attended the event and ...


Orchestra, ballet, choir hits the stage in Sejong City
Feb 14, 2014
A special new year’s concert was held to celebrate the government’s move to the Sejong Metropolitan Autonomous City. Held in the Government Complex-Sejong’s auditorium, the concert’s theme was, “Bringing in an era of cultural enrichment, enabling the people with ‘a beautiful life...