Friday, October 2, 2020

UAE minister: World wants to know of Korea’s COVID-19 response

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on April 23 smiles while taking part in a videoconference with United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and...

Gov’t’s COVID-19 response shared in UNESCO videoconference

First Vice Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Oh Yeongwoo (right) on April 22 speaks at a UNESCO-hosted videoconference of culture ministers on responding to the...

Historical seals from Joseon Dynasty returned to Korea

The guksae (national seal) Daegunjubo (left) and the eobo (royal seal) named the Royal Seal of Hyojong (right) will be displayed from Feb. 22 to March 8 at...

Director hopes ‘Parasite’ is remembered for its cinematic merit

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho (fourth from left) on Feb. 19 bursts out in laughter at a news conference held at the Westin Chosun Seoul, sitting with the movie's cast (from...

Korea to chair UNESCO committee on cultural diversity next year

Korea next year will chair UNESCO's intergovernmental committee for the 14th Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. The...

National Theater of Korea to mark 70th anniversary this year

Art directors from the National Theater of Korea on Jan. 15 hold a news conference to announce programs to celebrate the theater's 70th anniversary this year at JW...

‘Parasite’ makes cinematic history along with 6 Oscar nominations

"Parasite" on Jan. 13 received six Oscar nominations and became the first Korean film to earn Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Director. Pictured is...

Expanded nat’l museum opened by Mireuksa Temple Site

The Iksan National Museum on Jan. 10 is newly opened to the pulbic at the Baekje Historic Areas in Iksan, Jeollabuk-do Province. By Kim Hyelin and Lee Hana Photos =...

Mobile games led domestic video gaming sector in 2018

A 2019 white paper on the Korean video game industry said that since 2017, gaming platforms have seen growing diversity since the release of popular intellectual property games...

KCCs greet 1st month of 2020 with traditional events

Koreans celebrate New Year's Day by eating tteokguk (rice cake soup) with family and playing traditional games. Pictured here is a group of kids playing yutnori, a traditional...

‘Parasite’ director and actor receive nat’l culture awards

"Parasite" director Bong Joon-ho on Dec. 19 receives the Eungwan Order of Cultural Merit and actor Song Kang-ho the Okgwan Order of Cultural Merit...

Culture minister hails Hallyu’s power at Korea Content Awards

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Dec. 11 awards the Geumgwan class of the Order of Cultural Merit, the highest grade of...

Korea, UAE designate 2020 as year of bilateral cultural exchanges

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (left) and United Arab Emirates Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development Noura Al Kaabi on Dec....

KCC events worldwide in Dec. to feature year-end events

The Korea-Turkey Friendship Choir and Ankara Kent Orchestra will perform on Dec. 14 at a municipal performance hall in Ankara, Turkey. (KCC Turkey) By Kim Hyelin and Lee...

ASEAN-Korea summit venue equipped with Muslim-friendly amenities

Members of Indonesian media on Nov. 25 put halal food on their plates at the restaurant of the Media Center at the Busan Exhibition...

Culture Ministry, UNESCO team up for DMZ’s World Heritage bid

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Nov. 19 takes a group photo with the participants of the UNESCO Forum of Ministers of Culture at...

KCC in Paris to relocate, others to hold food and film events

The Korean Cultural Center (KCC) in Paris, which will relocate to another part of the French capital on Nov. 20, will host cultural events such...

Events nationwide mark 20th annual Dokdo Day

Dokdo Island, also known as the Liancourt Rocks, is a group of small islets in the East Sea. (Korea.net DB) By Lee Hana A series of events nationwide on...

Korean, ASEAN culture ministers pledge more cultural cooperation

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo (center) on Oct. 24 poses for a photo with his counterparts from member nations of the Association of Southeast...

‘Talk Talk Korea 2019’ contest honors 7 grand prize winners

Korea Culture and Information Service Director (KOCIS) Kim Tae-hoon (fourth from left) on Oct. 24 takes photos with the seven grand prize winners of...

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