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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, [...]

S. Korea Extends Closure of National Museums, Libraries over Social Distancing

S. Korea Extends Closure of National Museums, Libraries over Social Distancing

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) — The culture ministry said Monday that it will extend the closure of major state-run art and history museums, libraries and theaters by another two weeks amid the country’s continued social distancing drive to contain COVID-19. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said 32 state-run culture and art facilities [...]

S. Korea Extends Closure of National Museums, Libraries over Coronavirus

S. Korea Extends Closure of National Museums, Libraries over Coronavirus

SEOUL, March 4 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea on Wednesday decided to extend the closure of major state-run art and history museums as well as public libraries and theaters by two more weeks amid continuing coronavirus outbreaks. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said 36 state-run museums, libraries and theaters across the country will [...]