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Smithsonian working to finalize deal for new site in London

WASHINGTON (AP) ― As London works to redevelop its Olympic park from 2012 with a new cultural center, it could eventually include an import from the United States. The Smithsonian Institution is working to establish its first international museum outpost in Britain.London’s mayor and dev...

Updated : 2015.01.29 21:06

‘Hallyu needs next big thing’

The popularity of Korean culture and entertainment in some Asian countries, namely pop music and TV dramas, has generated much excitement at home over the past few years. The entire country is intent ...

Updated : 2015.01.27 20:46

Joseon-era exam papers to be revealed

More ancient Korean documents will be revealed to the public as part of a project of the Academy of Korean Studies to highlight Korea’s rich history and tradition, said Lee Bae-yong, president of the...

Updated : 2015.01.27 20:46

‘Comfort women’ testimonies available online

Testimonies given by 12 Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery are now available online, courtesy of a Seoul-based governmental institute.The Northeast Asian History Foundation announced Tuesday the launch of a webpage with the testimonies as part of its ongoing efforts to raise...

Updated : 2015.01.27 20:45

Learn Korean vocabulary online

The King Sejong Institute has launched an online resource to help people studying Korean learn common phrases more easily using pictures and sounds. The institute, run by the International Korean Language Foundation, will begin a new section on its website starting Thursday, which explains...

Updated : 2015.01.27 20:45

Spanish casket bears ‘Quixote’ author’s initials: researchers

MADRID (AFP) ― Researchers looking for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes said Monday they had found part of a casket at a Madrid convent bearing the initials of the “Don Quixote” author.The team made the find over the weekend inside an alcove in the crypt at the Convent ...

Updated : 2015.01.27 20:44

Botched repair of Tut mask reversible: German conservator

CAIRO (AFP) ― The damage caused by a botched repair of the mask of Tutankhamun that left dried glue on the priceless relic may be undone with careful treatment, a German conservator said Saturday.The...

Updated : 2015.01.26 21:12

Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes’ remains

MADRID (AP) ― Forensic experts began excavating graves and examining bones Saturday in a tiny chapel in Madrid, hoping to solve the centuries-old mystery of exactly where the great Spanish writer Mig...

Updated : 2015.01.25 20:40

Calendar

Dance“Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness”: Universal Ballet Korea will kick off 2015 with Nacho Duato’s “Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness.” The 1999 ballet is one of the cho...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:50

CJ E&M plunges into animation market

CJ E&M, Korea’s culture industry giant, is taking a plunge into the global animation market, with its eyes set on children in other countries, particularly the more than 200 million in China. In an e...

Updated : 2015.01.23 21:08

King Tut’s beard hastily glued back on with epoxy

CAIRO (AP) ― The blue and gold braided beard on the burial mask of famed pharaoh Tutankhamun was hastily glued back on with epoxy, damaging the relic after it was knocked during cleaning, conservator...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:13

Seoul eyes new body to keep hallyu vibrant

Seoul plans to establish a new body tasked with developing strategies and action plans for keeping hallyu vibrant and strong, the government said Thursday. In its annual policy report to President Park Geun-hye, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism unveiled the plan, adding that the...

Updated : 2015.01.22 21:13

Robinson, Chast, Piketty among U.S. book critic prize nominees

NEW YORK (AP) ― Novelist Marilynne Robinson, economist Thomas Piketty and cartoonist Roz Chast are among the finalists for National Book Critics Circle prizes.Nobel laureate Toni Morrison will receive a lifetime achievement award, while National Book Award winner Phil Klay has won the Joh...

Updated : 2015.01.20 20:01

Jacqueline Onassis notes, photos sold for $28,400

MIAMI (AP) ― A few dozen pieces of personal correspondence by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, along with photographs of the former first lady in Palm Beach, sold at a Florida auction Saturday for a total...

Updated : 2015.01.18 21:04

‘My dream not yet fulfilled’

On a beautiful autumn evening 17 years ago, Song Seung-hwan watched the stage curtain rise with mixed feelings ― excitement and relief that it was finally up and worry and anxiety about how the audie...

Updated : 2015.01.16 20:21