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Every stitch of Joseon royal embroidery holds grace
Aug 02, 2013
For those who are looking for something to bring themselves back to the old days of Korea, there is a good opportunity to embark on a journey to the Joseon Dynasty and experience what the clothes worn by Joseon-era royal families look like. The National Palace Museum of Korea is ...


Experience Joseon summer at NFMK
Aug 02, 2013
Entering into summer, the National Folk Museum of Korea (NFMK) came up with an inquiry: how would ancient Koreans have spent sweltering summer days in Joseon (1392-1910) times?In order to share the answer, the NFMK is providing a special exhibition titled “Shim” (relaxing) where ...


PSY’s ‘Gentleman’ catches up with ‘Gangnam Style’
Aug 02, 2013
World star PSY’s second international hit “Gentleman” exceeded the 500-million view count in the most watched music video in the YouTube. On July 31, “Gentleman” was found to have secured its position at tenth in the ranking, recording 500,180,000 views. PSY’s “Gentleman” ex...


Enjoy Cuban culture at festival
Aug 01, 2013
Guess which country both author Ernest Hemingway and revolutionary Che Guevara loved? Cuba. A cultural festival will be held for the first time in Korea to introduce the culture and arts of Cuba. Poster of the Cuban cultural festival (image courtesy of Ministry of Foreign Af...


Cultural journey together with foreigners
Jul 31, 2013
Foreign residents and visitors had a chance to embark on a journey to Korean culture on July 25. Participants of KOCIS’ Monthly Cultural Event for foreigners are given brochures about Korean movies (photo: Jeon Han).Part of the Monthly Cultural Program hosted by the Korean C...


Great Mountains Music Festival & School combines classi...
Jul 29, 2013
There is one musical festival going on throughout Gangwon-do (Gangwon Province) where one can indulge in the beautiful notes of classical music, surrounded by Mother Nature.Underway with the title “Northern Lights,” the Great Mountains Music Festival & School (GMMFS) marks it...


Moving Arts Bus travels every nook and cranny of nation
Jul 25, 2013
Buses will soon spread cultural and art experiences to the most remote parts of Korea. In the second half of the year, three moving arts buses carrying art instructors will make stops at rural areas throughout the nation which have relatively little access to cultural and artisti...


Play with bugs at 3D-tech exhibition
Jul 25, 2013
Huge longhorn beetles, stag beetles, dragonflies, and butterflies in various shapes and colors approach as if they are right in front of you. You're put at ease by fresh air coming from the greenery and the sounds of bugs. No, you are neither deep in a forest nor at a natural obs...


Snowpiercer, futuristic world imagined by director Bong...
Jul 24, 2013
After the apocalypse, everything is frozen except for one thing; a train carrying the only survivors. What would humans look like in such an extreme situation? Globally known Korean director Bong Joon-ho came back with his new film Snowpiercer to answer that question. Korean...


Korean ceramic given as souvenir at Pentagon’s exhibiti...
Jul 23, 2013
Korea’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) designed a souvenir that will be displayed at the Korean War exhibition at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., as part of the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War (July 27, 1953). The souvenir is a square-shaped cera...