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Jikji Korea Festival to kick off with UNESCO Jikji award

CHEONGJU, North Chungcheong Province (Yonhap) -- In 2004, three years after confirming “Jikji” as the world’s oldest extant book printed with movable metal type, UNESCO decided to establish a prize in memory of its designation as world documentary heritage.The biennial UNESCO Jikji Memo...

Updated : 2016.08.31 16:11

Ceremony marks end of Korea-France Year

A yearlong celebration of Korean culture in France came to an end Tuesday with an awards ceremony in Paris that recognized more than 80 French and Korean cultural figures who took part in the cultural...

Updated : 2016.08.30 18:03

[Foreigners Who Loved Korea] Liu Yongyao, Chinese general who supported Korean independence

Liu Yongyao played many roles as a soldier, professor, and politician of the Republic of China. He helped the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Chongqing receive recognition from the ...

Updated : 2016.08.30 17:41

Time ripe for Korean traditional music venue

The new Seoul Donhwamun Traditional Theater is opening its doors Thursday, with the aim of becoming one of the nation’s top-tier concert theaters specializing in Korean traditional music. Situated be...

Updated : 2016.08.30 17:11

Cate Blanchett and Josh Groban lead Broadway's fall season

NEW YORK (AP) – “Cats” is back on Broadway, purring along. “Hamilton” tickets are still hard to get. What else is new this fall? Some big celebrities are coming, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber. Some old writers are also showing up, l...

Updated : 2016.08.30 14:02

Lost heritage: Quake deals blow to Italy’s art treasures

ROME (AP) -- Within hours of last week’s devastating earthquake in central Italy, members of the national police squad of art experts were already exploring the mounds of rubble in several medieval h...

Updated : 2016.08.30 13:59

London's Notting Hill Carnival turns 50

LONDON (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of revelers took to the streets to celebrate London‘s Notting Hill Carnival on Monday, as police made more than 400 arrests during the festival’s 50th anniversar...

Updated : 2016.08.30 13:54

Korea to hold culture ministers' talks with 7 S. Asian countries this week

The culture ministers of South Korea and seven South Asian countries will hold their second round of talks this week in the southwest city of Gwangju to agree on enhancing cultural cooperation among them, South Korean officials said Monday.During the one-day talks on Thursday, South Korean...

Updated : 2016.08.29 14:18

Korea, China, Japan agree to push for 'Culture Olympics'

Cultural ministers of South Korea, China and Japan agreed Sunday to push for co-hosting various academic and cultural events timed for the Summer and Winter Olympics to be held in the three countries, Seoul officials said.South Korean Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Kim Jong-deok a...

Updated : 2016.08.28 15:31

France sued over control of Titanic artifacts

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The bankrupt US company that controls thousands of artifacts salvaged from the ill-starred Titanic has sued the French government to be allowed to sell some of them.Premier Exhibitions filed the suit in a Florida federal bankruptcy court to press the French government to...

Updated : 2016.08.24 13:28

Royal treasures kept deep underground

Gyeongbokgung is an open museum without relics. Buildings in the palace are missing the furniture, tableware, books, paintings and clothes that used to make it a living space. Instead, these are kept ...

Updated : 2016.08.23 15:33

French museum asks, ‘Want to buy a tank?’

CATZ, France (AFP) -- Fancy buying a World War II tank? Then make tracks to a museum in Normandy, France, which is closing its doors and selling off its entire collection.One of the star lots of the 130 being auctioned off by the Normandy Tank Museum is an American M4 Cadillac tank made in...

Updated : 2016.08.23 14:32

Festival to celebrate world’s oldest metal-type book

CHEONGJU, North Chungcheong Province (Yonhap) -- An international festival centered on the world’s oldest extant book printed with movable metal type will kick off in Cheongju in September to shed ne...

Updated : 2016.08.23 14:31

Korea to host int'l fest on world's oldest metal-type book

An international festival on the world's oldest extant book printed with movable metal type will kick off in Cheongju in September to shed new light on its creative value, bringing together world-renowned writers and scholars, organizers said Tuesday.The Jikji Korea Festival will open Sept...

Updated : 2016.08.23 10:12

French beach burkini ban sparks disdain across the sea

LONDON (AFP) - The ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit on some French beaches has triggered disdain in English-speaking countries, where outlawing religion-oriented clothing is seen as hampering integ...

Updated : 2016.08.21 14:46