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New Home of Lee Kun-hee’s Collection Expected to Become Magnet for Museum-goers, Tourists

New Home of Lee Kun-hee’s Collection Expected to Become Magnet for Museum-goers, Tourists

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The envisioned establishment of a museum for the donated artworks of late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee is expected to help transform the streets near its location in central Seoul into a major art district by attracting museum-goers and tourists. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said Tuesday it [...]

Late Samsung Chairman’s Vast Art Trove Open for Public View

Late Samsung Chairman’s Vast Art Trove Open for Public View

SEOUL, July 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Two national museums simultaneously kicked off exhibitions highlighting works from late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee’s massive art collection Wednesday, allowing the public to take a peek at Korean masterpieces of various eras and formats. “A Great Cultural Legacy: Masterpieces from the Bequest of the Late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee” [...]

Nat’l Treasures, Masterpieces Among Late Samsung Chairman’s Art Collection to be Donated

Nat’l Treasures, Masterpieces Among Late Samsung Chairman’s Art Collection to be Donated

SEOUL, April 28 (Korea Bizwire) – The vast art collection that heirs of the country’s biggest conglomerate Samsung pledged to donate has turned out to be a treasure trove of national treasures and masterpieces by renowned artists here and abroad. Late Samsung Group chief Lee Kun-hee’s family on Wednesday announced that they would pay more than [...]

All Eyes on ‘Lee Kun-hee Collection’ as Samsung Inheritance Tax Payment Nears

All Eyes on ‘Lee Kun-hee Collection’ as Samsung Inheritance Tax Payment Nears

SEOUL, April 21 (Korea Bizwire) — With the deadline for Samsung scions to pay their colossal inheritance tax looming, eyes are on to what extent the move will involve late Samsung Chairman Lee Kun-hee’s art collection, believed to fetch up to 3 trillion won (US$2.7 billion). The senior Lee, who was South Korea’s richest man, [...]