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Culture ministry designates regional cultural brands
Aug 07, 2013
Modern Alley in Daegu and Sihwa Cultural Village in Gwangju have been chosen as regional cultural brands. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism selected highly recognized and favored projects among regional programs utilizing cultural assets for designation as 2013 regional...


Istanbul and Gyeongju to revive Silk Road
Aug 06, 2013
Two cities, located on either end of the Silk Road, are set to meet at the end of this month through a global cultural festival. Through the Istanbul-Gyeongju World Culture Expo 2013 in place from August 31 to September 22, Turkey, known as the cradle of ancient civilization, wil...


Learn about Korean tradition with ‘HAN STYLE’
Aug 05, 2013
For anyone interested in learning about Korean traditions, the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation (CHF) has launched a program offering a chance to experience the nation’s food, clothing, and culture.Entitled HAN STYLE, this multifaceted program features classes for cooking tradi...


Reading: good way to spend summer
Aug 05, 2013
A public initiative of the Korean government is underway to encourage reading. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) hosted a book-sharing event on August 2 at Seoul and Yongsan stations in order to foster a cultural climate that encourages reading.The culture minist...

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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...