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President Park visits Musée d'Orsay
Nov 04, 2013
President Park Geun-hye visited the Musée d'Orsay in Paris on November 3 during her official visit to France. The museum is one of the top three museums in the country, along with the Louvre Museum and the Pompidou Centre. The president admired well-known paintings by famous 19th...

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President Park enjoys drama party with French fans
Nov 04, 2013
President Park Geun-hye, currently on an official visit to France, began her itinerary on November 3 when she participated in a Korean drama party hosted by the local hallyu fan club Bonjour Corée, or “Hello Korea.” The drama party was held at the Pierre Cardin cultural cent...

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Music meshes nine cultures
Nov 04, 2013
Traditional music from nine Asian and African countries has come together in Seoul to make one global sound. Twelve musicians from nine countries play their traditional musical instruments during one of the MCST’s cross-cultural concerts held at the National Theater of Kor...

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1000 years of Silla history unveiled in New York
Nov 01, 2013
Artifacts from the ancient Silla Kingdom (57 B.C.- A.D. 935) have captured the heart of New Yorkers. The VIP opening ceremony for “Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom” was held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on October 28. This is the first special exhibition of Silla ar...

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Central African art comes to Korea
Nov 01, 2013
When you think of Africa, what comes to mind? For those who consider the region to be an unknown remote land of mystery, an exhibition is being held in Seoul to help them to better understand the culture and art of the region. The National Museum of Korea has been holding a speci...

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Korean Cultural Center opens in Sao Paulo
Oct 30, 2013
A Korean Cultural Center (KCC) has been launched in São Paulo, the biggest city in Brazil, becoming the second of its kind in South America after the one opened in Buenos Aires, Argentina,in 2006. With the opening ceremony held on October 23, the Korean Cultural Ce...

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Ancient Baekje history of Iksan on display at new exhib...
Oct 29, 2013
A new museum exhibition has opened in Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla Province), highlighting the history of the province’s coastal city, Iksan, and its many artifacts from the Baekje Kingdom (18 B.C.- 660 A.D.). Iksan is home to many palaces, temples and castles from the Baekje era, ...

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Dante’s epic poem meets traditional Korean opera
Oct 29, 2013
A more-than-seven-century-old epic poem will be recreated as an opera with Korean touches. The National Theater of Korea will cast an Eastern light onto “The Divine Comedy,” written by Italian poet and politician Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). It will present a stage version of Dan...

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Arirang echoes across Cheong Wa Dae
Oct 28, 2013
From traditional to modern, assorted interpretations and rearranged versions of Arirang resonated across Cheong Wa Dae on October 27. Arirang is a famous Korean folk song enlisted on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2012. The melodies of Arirang enchanted the audie...

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Violinist Kyung-Wha Chung’s bow strokes strike chord in...
Oct 28, 2013
Sounds created by a Korean violin virtuoso resonated across Beijing on October 18.World-renowned violinist Kyung-Wha Chung mesmerized classical music aficionados in the Chinese capital during the first leg of her Chinese tour, held at the National Centre for the Performing Arts o...