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A New National Museum For Korea

by Rupert Winchester

The National Museum of Korea will open on October 28 after ten years of planning and construction.

Built to replace the peripatetic former museum, the new project cost USD440 million, and is likely to generate much national pride.

Built on a former US Army base in Seoul, the vast new building has nearly 27,000 square meters of exhibition space dedicated to Korean history, culture and art. Entire wings are dedicated to laquerware, Buddhist painting, ceramics, metal art, calligraphy and painting. There is also an…

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