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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 [...]

Traditional Korean Archery Designated as Nat’l Cultural Heritage

Traditional Korean Archery Designated as Nat’l Cultural Heritage

SEOUL, July 30 (Korea Bizwire) — The art of traditional Korean archery has been designated as a national intangible cultural heritage, the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) announced Thursday. CHA said it recognized the value of “hwalssogi,” or Korean traditional archery, for its significance in the history of Korean traditional martial arts. The administration cited the [...]

S. Korea to Conduct Research on Cultural Heritage in DMZ

S. Korea to Conduct Research on Cultural Heritage in DMZ

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea will conduct comprehensive research on cultural assets and natural heritage inside the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the border with North Korea, the cultural heritage authority said Monday. In collaboration with the provincial governments of Gyeoggi Province and Gangwon Province, the survey will start Tuesday and run for [...]