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39 Cultural Heritage Sites Suffer Damage After Heavy Rain

39 Cultural Heritage Sites Suffer Damage After Heavy Rain

SEOUL, July 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Cultural heritage sites have suffered damage as heavy downpours pounded South Korea, especially central and southern regions, over the weekend, the cultural heritage authority said Monday. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) said a total of 39 sites designated as national heritage have been damaged by heavy rain since the [...]

Shinsegae Partners with National Museum to Promote Korean Culture

Shinsegae Partners with National Museum to Promote Korean Culture

SEOUL, May 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Shinsegae DF Inc., the duty-free arm of South Korean retail giant Shinsegae, said Wednesday it will showcase a series of digital content featuring the country’s cultural heritage in collaboration with the National Museum of Korea. The content, which was produced by the museum, consists of six videos that will be [...]

Chinese Netizens Leave Malicious Comments on Korean Cultural Heritage Data

Chinese Netizens Leave Malicious Comments on Korean Cultural Heritage Data

SEOUL, May 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A website that offers free 3D data for South Korean cultural heritage is facing malicious comments from Chinese online commentators. Chinese netizens have given one particular asset, Korean traditional houses known as “hanok,” a one-star rating on the Unreal Engine Marketplace, run by U.S. video game giant Epic Games [...]

Gov’t to Rearrange Cultural Heritage Preservation Zones for Deregulation

Gov’t to Rearrange Cultural Heritage Preservation Zones for Deregulation

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) — The government said Wednesday it will review the country’s about 1,600 cultural heritage preservation zones possibly to reduce their ranges as part of deregulatory measures. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced the plan during a government meeting on regulatory reforms, presided over by Prime Minister Han Duck-soo. Under current [...]

Tactile Experience Zone Promises Novel Interaction with Cultural Heritage

Tactile Experience Zone Promises Novel Interaction with Cultural Heritage

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — The Cultural Heritage Administration and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation jointly announced on Thursday the establishment of a tactile experience zone at the National Palace Museum of Korea. This zone is a barrier-free space where both handicapped and non-handicapped people can enjoy digital cultural heritage in tactile and sound-based [...]

Joseon-era Gov’t Office, Palace Rituals to be Reborn Through AR, VR Technology

Joseon-era Gov’t Office, Palace Rituals to be Reborn Through AR, VR Technology

SEOUL, July 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul metropolitan government said Tuesday it is developing augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) platforms to enable the public to virtually experience a government office and historical palace rituals from the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The city government will develop the platforms in partnership with the Cultural Heritage [...]

S. Korea’s First Firefighting Helicopter to Become Cultural Heritage

S. Korea’s First Firefighting Helicopter to Become Cultural Heritage

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A firefighting helicopter in active duty for the last 40 years will be registered as a cultural heritage. The National Fire Agency announced that two firefighting legacies including Kachi 2, South Korea’s first firefighting helicopter, will be registered as cultural heritages. It is one of the first firefighting rotary [...]

Boy Band Monsta X to Promote Korea Cultural Heritage via YouTube

Boy Band Monsta X to Promote Korea Cultural Heritage via YouTube

SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) — K-pop band Monsta X will star in an online video series aimed at promoting treasured Korean cultural heritage overseas, according to cultural heritage authorities Wednesday. The YouTube series, titled “Korean Heritage Travelog,” will premiere next Tuesday and will feature the six-member K-pop group alongside Seo Kyoung-duk, a liberal arts [...]