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‘Window on Korea’ opens at Oxford
Jun 24, 2013
The University of Oxford opened a collection of Korean materials at its Bodleian Oriental Institute Library under the project “Window on Korea” sponsored by the National Library of Korea on June 21.Under the joint project, the newly opened Korean collection at the prestigious Bri...


Korea, Cambodia to cooperate on Angkor preservation
Jun 24, 2013
Korea and Cambodia have agreed to work closely on preservation and restoration of ancient temples in Angkor Thom. On June 20, Korea’s Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) and the Authority for the Protection and Management of Ankor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) signed a ...


60 paintings of Gauguin spotlighted in Seoul
Jun 24, 2013
Vision of the Sermon (Jacob Wrestling with the Angel), The Yellow Christ, and Where Do We Come From, What Are We, Where Are We Going… all of these works are considered masterpieces representing French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin (1848-1903). An exhibition showcasing th...


Ready for indulging in K-Ballet?
Jun 24, 2013
The 3rd Ballet Festival Korea lifted its curtain at the Seoul Arts Center (SAC) on June 5. Running until July 13, the annual festival features a total of 15 domestic ballet companies including leading and up-and-coming companies. At the festival, one can find the current state of...


Books are cultural treasures of humankind: President
Jun 21, 2013
President Park Geun-hye emphasized the importance of books at Seoul International Book Fair which opened on June 19.“Books make your life happy, enriched and bountiful,” said President Park in her congratulatory speech at the opening ceremony at COEX in southern Seoul. Presi...


Secretly Greatly soars over Korean box office
Jun 20, 2013
The Korean movie Secretly Greatly has swept the box office in recent weeks, setting numerous records including largest opening-weekend audience, highest number of viewers in a single day, and the shortest amount of time to a million viewers. According to the Korean Film Council (...


K-Music Festival delights London with 'Seoul Sensation'
Jun 19, 2013
An article in leading UK business daily Financial Times spotlighted Korean musicians participating in the ongoing K-Music Festival 2013 currently being held by the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) in London. A captured image of a Financial Times article focusing o...


Korean music festival attracts Londoners
Jun 19, 2013
From pansori to classical and rock and roll music, Korean musicians will meet the British public at the London Festival of Korean Music from June 14 to 21. Also known as K-Music Festival 2013, the festival was designed to mark the 130th anniversary of the Korea-U.K. diplomatic re...

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War diary and archives of Saemaul Movement inscribed on...
Jun 19, 2013
Two historic Korean documents have recently been recognized by UNESCO. The UN agency added a war diary (Nanjung Ilgi) kept by Admiral Yi Sun-shin (1545-1598) and the archives of the Saemaul Undong (New Community Movement), to its UNESCO Memory of the World International Register....


Rising pianist using Beethoven to climb to the top
Jun 18, 2013
Kim Sunwook is on an arduous climb to the peak of the classical music scene. The wunderkind pianist on June 20 will perform the sixth of a planned eight concerts over two years in a journey to play all Beethoven sonatas. His first concert was in March 2012. In 2006, Kim won the t...