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[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] The George Fitch family, supporters of Korean independence activists

In 1968, the government of the Republic of Korea bestowed the Order of Independence Merit for National Foundation unto the missionary George Ashmore Fitch (Korean name: Bi Oh-saeng). Fitch was none ot...

Updated : 2016.06.27 14:55

New history organization to fuel debate on ancient territories

Historians critical of scholars’ colonial views formed a new organization on Sunday to push their claims on ancient territories, a move expected to pour further fuel on a debate with their academic opponents.The Council for Correct History for Future was launched with the Hangaram History...

Updated : 2016.06.27 13:32

Rocky future for Somalia’s ancient cave art

LAAS GEEL, Somalia (AFP) - Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white color on the cliffs of northern Somalia, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows a...

Updated : 2016.06.27 10:57

Greek foundation unveils new Athens opera, national library

ATHENS (AFP) -- A leading Greek foundation on Friday unveiled a sprawling new park, opera and national library in southern Athens designed to “give hope” to a country brought low by a six-year economic crisis.The 1,400-seat opera, library and adjoining park designed by famed Italian arch...

Updated : 2016.06.26 14:40

Prime minister calls for more international cultural cooperation

GWANGJU (Yonhap) -- Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on Thursday said that the international community should further cultural cooperation since the power of culture can contribute greatly to world unity....

Updated : 2016.06.23 15:10

A rare look at Joseon king's funeral

Preparing a funeral for a Joseon king required many steps.  It took five to seven months to prepare the body for the funeral. It required that the country’s top pungsu -- or Korean geomancy -- exper...

Updated : 2016.06.23 15:05

Upcoming after-work cultural shows at Seoul Plaza

Free cultural performances will be offered at the grass-covered plaza in front of Seoul City Hall from Saturday to September.The Seoul Metropolitan City said on Wednesday it will create a 13-meter-tal...

Updated : 2016.06.22 17:58

ASEM culture ministers‘ meeting kicks off in Gwangju

High-level cultural officials from the Asia-Europe Meeting member countries gathered in the southwestern Korean city of Gwangju on Wednesday to share their experiences in cultivating creative industries.Some 200 delegates from 51 ASEM member countries, including eight culture ministers and...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:37

Smithsonian to host 1st major US Quran exhibition

WASHINGTON (AP) --The Quran, revered by Muslims, is the centerpiece of a first-of-its-kind exhibition in the United States as the Smithsonian displays exquisitely decorated manuscripts from one of the...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:14

Ancient sarcophagus covers returned to Egypt

CAIRO (AP) -- Two ancient Egyptian sarcophagus covers have been delivered to Cairo’s Egyptian Museum after they surfaced at an auction in Israel.Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anani says the colorful...

Updated : 2016.06.22 16:13

Korea, Portugal promise to expand cooperation in culture-related areas

South Korea and Portugal agreed to expand bilateral cooperation in media, education, sports and other culture-related areas, the foreign ministry said Tuesday.The agreement was part of a three-year cultural exchange plan signed at a joint committee meeting in Seoul on Monday between Choi Y...

Updated : 2016.06.21 11:50

Chinese art trading scheme enters Korea

Artworks are usually purchased primarily for aesthetic reasons and are mostly privately owned, but a relatively new Chinese model of art investment allows multiple buyers to share an artwork.  The Ch...

Updated : 2016.06.16 15:47

Cho Young-nam indicted without detention on fraud charges

Singer-artist Cho Young-nam, who has been in hot water since May over allegations he hired a ghost painter for several years to create his paintings, was indicted without detention on fraud charges Tu...

Updated : 2016.06.14 18:06

Rare Joseon-era map of Korea to be auctioned

A colossal 19th-century map of the Korean Peninsula will go on the block at an art auction in Seoul on June 28. The map of the Korean Peninsula “Daedongyeojido,” which measures 3.8 meters by 6.7 me...

Updated : 2016.06.14 14:43

Smithsonian, Victoria and Albert Museum to collaborate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Smithsonian and the Victoria and Albert Museum will collaborate on permanent gallery space in London.The institutions announced in a statement Monday that they plan to develop gallery space over this year at Victoria and Albert East that will be a part of a new cultu...

Updated : 2016.06.14 14:21