Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Folk museum to livestream full moon festival on YouTube

The National Folk Museum of Korea in Seoul on Feb. 26 will livestream the annual festival for the first full moon of the lunar new year on its...

[Lunar New Year] 3 great places in Seoul for rice cakes

Seollal (Lunar New Year), one of Korea's two biggest holidays, features the tradition of sharing tteok (rice cake) with family, relatives and neighbors. By Xu Aiying and Yoon Hee Young Seoul | Jan....

[Lunar New Year] Seollal period packed with online cultural events

The National Gugak Center on Feb. 14 presents for the first time online "Jongmyo Jeryeak," an elaborate performance of ancient court music and designated National...

Culture minister chairs UNESCO committee on cultural diversity

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on Feb. 1 chairs the 14th meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Protection and Promotion of...

NY Times food writer shines spotlight on Korean pancake

The New York Times in its Jan. 26 article titled "An Easy Path to Dinner, by Way of Korea" explained what jeon is and how to make it....

Gorgeous night view, royal cuisine await at Gyeongbokgung Palace

The Gyeongbokgung Palace Starlight Tour and the program "Sisikgonggam at Sojubang the Royal Kitchen," slated to run from Aug. 19-31 at the palace in Seoul, offers a beautiful night view and royal food...

Experiencing new normal at reopened Seoul art museum

As museums and art galleries were reopened on July 22, visitors on July 30 browse at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul's Jongno-gu...

Korean content contest Talk Talk Korea 2020 launched

Talk Talk Korea 2020, the biggest global contest for Korea-related content, runs through Sept. 15. Shown in the photo is the K-pop boy band ATEEZ, the 2020 PR ambassador for the Korean Culture...

COVID-19 response, Hallyu boost Korea’s global status

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on May 7 speaks at his ministry's smart work center in Seoul's Yongsan-gu District in a videoconference with...

Boy band ATEEZ to promote Korean culture abroad

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Yang-woo on May 8 appoints the K-pop boy band ATEEZ as promotional ambassadors of the ministry affiliate Korean Culture and...

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...

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