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State-run Cultural Facilities in Seoul to Reopen This Week as COVID-19 Cases Stabilize

State-run Cultural Facilities in Seoul to Reopen This Week as COVID-19 Cases Stabilize

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of major state-run cultural facilities in Seoul will reopen later this week, the culture ministry said Monday, amid signs of the third wave of the coronavirus slowing down. The ministry said 17 national cultural facilities in Seoul, including museums, art museums and theaters, will accept visitors starting [...]

Cultural Heritage Administration Reopens Indoor Public Facilities Under Eased Virus Curbs

Cultural Heritage Administration Reopens Indoor Public Facilities Under Eased Virus Curbs

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The Cultural Heritage Administration on Monday reopened 14 indoor public facilities, such as museums and memorial halls, under its control nationwide as the government eased tough virus curbs that had been in place since late August. Among the 14 facilities are the National Palace Museum of Korea, Jungmyeongjeon and [...]

Public Museums, Libraries Reopen with Safety Measures amid Virus Slowdown

Public Museums, Libraries Reopen with Safety Measures amid Virus Slowdown

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – Many public libraries, museums and art galleries in South Korea reopened their doors to the public on Wednesday amid signs of a slowdown in COVID-19 infections. The National Museum of Korea (NMK), the National Library of Korea and other cultural venues under the central government began accepting visitors, albeit [...]

Suspension of State Museums, Theaters Extended amid Virus Resurgence

Suspension of State Museums, Theaters Extended amid Virus Resurgence

SEOUL, June 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The operation of state-run museums and theaters in Seoul and adjacent cities was further suspended Friday amid a resurgence of new coronavirus infections in the metropolitan area. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said major state-run museums, including the National Museum of Korea, National Folk Museum of Korea [...]

Museums, Art Centers Around Capital Close Again Due to Spike in Virus Cases

Museums, Art Centers Around Capital Close Again Due to Spike in Virus Cases

SEOUL, May 29 (Korea Bizwire) — State-run museums, galleries and theaters in Seoul and its surrounding areas will suspend operations for two weeks due to a recent resurgence in new coronavirus cases linked to a logistics center in the metropolitan region, the government said Friday. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, nine [...]

S. Korea to Conditionally Reopen National Museums, Libraries over Easing Coronavirus

S. Korea to Conditionally Reopen National Museums, Libraries over Easing Coronavirus

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Ending an over-two-month closure due to the coronavirus outbreaks, South Korea will conditionally reopen state-run museums and libraries starting next week, the government said Friday. Starting Wednesday, 24 key national history and art museums, as well as libraries, across the country will reopen their doors to the public under [...]

National Museums, Libraries to Remain Closed Despite Drop in COVID-19 Cases

National Museums, Libraries to Remain Closed Despite Drop in COVID-19 Cases

SEOUL, April 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s state-run art and history museums, libraries and national theaters will continue to remain closed despite a recent drop in new COVID-19 cases, the culture ministry said Monday. A day earlier, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun announced the government will partly soften its social distancing guidelines, conditionally allowing churches, [...]