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  • 2019 Seoul Museum Week

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    In light of International Museum Day (May 18), Seoul will designate the week of May 14 (Tues.) to May 19 (Sun.) as the 2019 Seoul Museum Week during which various programs will be available to citizens.

    The 2019 Seoul Museum Week will introduce Seoul’s lesser-known museums and art museums to the public, offering an opportunity for new discoveries and visits.
    The main events will include, “Visiting Museums and Art Museums alongside Curators,” “Walking to Museums and Art Museums,” “Sticker Tour,” and “10 Thousand Museums, 10 Thousand Colors, Seoul’s Museums and Art Museums.” A free shuttle bus service will be available for easy access to the major museums.

    The “Visiting Museums and Art Museums alongside Curators” program will consist of four differently-themed, 2-hour courses that will be operated twice a day at 10:00 and 14:00 on the 18th and 19th. Reservations can be made on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 10 a.m. on May 14 at Seoul’s Reservation for Public Service website (yeyak.seoul.go.kr).

    < Visiting Museums and Art Museums alongside Curators >

    Visiting Museums and Art Museums alongside Curators
    Course Name Tour Course
    Independence Movement in Museums Seoul Museum of History, Donuimun Museum Village, Gyeonggyojang
    Museums inside of Hanok Seoul Education Museum, Baek In-je House Museum, Go Hui-dong Arts Museum
    Museums within Modern Buildings Seoul Museum of Art, Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum, Jungmyeongjeon Hall
    People in Museums Gongpyeong Historic Sites Museum, Central Post Office, National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

    The Museum and Art Museum Walking Tour Courses are recommended to citizens who want to enjoy museums located in and around Seoul’s major tourist attractions.

    < Walking to Museums and Art Museums >

    Walking to Museums and Art Museums
    Course Name Tour Course
    Jeong-dong Modern History Street Seoul Museum of History → Donuimun Museum Village → Former Russian Legation → Gojonguigil (The path taken by Gojong) →Jungmyeongjeon Hall → Ewha Woman’s University Museum → Appenzeller Noble Memorial Museum → Seoul Museum of Art
    Bukchon, Neighborhood of Joseon’s Yangban (Noblemen) Jeongdok Public Library → Baek In-je House Museum → Bukchon Hanok Village → Bukchon Museum → Gahoe Museum
    Seochon, the Artists’ Village Suseong-dong Valley → Site of Yoon Dong-ju’s Boarding House → Park No-soo Art Museum → Sajikdan Altar → National Palace Museum of Korea → Gyeongbokgung Palace
    Elegance of Namsan Mountain Seoul Namsan Tower → Museum of Performing Arts → Jangchungdan Park → Namsangol Hanok Village → Former Site of Tonggambu (Japanese Office)
    Museums and Seoul Station Culture Station Seoul 284 → Seoullo 7017 → Namdaemun Presbyterian Church → Sungnyemun Gate → Yakhyeon Catholic Church → Son Kee Chung Memorial Hall
    Museums Along the City Fortress Dongdaemun History & Culture Park → Heunginjimun Gate → Seoul City Wall Museum → Iumpium Sewing History Center → Nam June Paik Memorial Museum
    Meeting Baekje in Hanseong Mongchon Museum of History → Mongchontoseong → Seoul Baekje Museum → Olympic Park
    Seongbuk-dong, the First Neighborhood in the North of Hanyangdoseong (Seoul City Wall) Choi Sunu House → Seonjamdan → Seonjam Museum → Seongbuk Museum of Art → Manhae Han Yongun Simujang

    Citizens who visit museums and art museums during Museum Week can participate in an event to win a ticket to the David Hockney exhibition at the Seoul Museum of Art.

    < How to Participate in the Sticker Tour >

    • Visit four Sticker Tour locations to collect stickers
    • Bring the program book filled with stickers to receive a voucher for an extra ticket to the David Hockney exhibition that will be provided with the purchase of a regular admission ticket
      • – Participating locations: Gyeomjae Jeongseon Art Museum, Go Hui-dong Arts Museum, Donuimun Museum, Park No-soo Art Museum, Nam June Paik Memorial Museum, Nam-Seoul Museum of Art, Buk-Seoul Museum of Art, Seongbuk Museum of Art

    The Museum Shuttle service that will be making rounds to the major museums in Jongno and Bukchon will operate free of charge for two days, on the 18th and 19th, from 10:00 to 16:30 in 30-minute intervals.

    The shuttle buses will depart every thirty minutes after the hour and every hour, on the hour, from the Seoul Museum of History (Kumho Asiana Main Tower). Curators will also be riding the buses to offer guided tours of neighboring museums and routes.

    Starting at the Seoul Museum of History, the buses will make 11 stops. Visitors will be able to visit 27 museums and art museums located within the vicinity of the bus stops.

    < Shuttle Routes >

    Walking to Museums and Art Museums
      Bus Stop Neighboring Museums and Historic Sites
    1 Seoul Museum of History
    (in front of Kumho Asiana Main Tower)
    Seoul Museum of History, Donuimun Museum Village, The Korean National Police Heritage Museum, Sehwa Museum of Art
    2 National Palace Museum of Korea National Palace Museum of Korea, Daelim Museum
    3 National Museum of Korean Contemporary History National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
    4 National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul), National Folk Museum of Korea, Kumho Museum of Art
    5 Seoul Education Museum Seoul Education Museum, Art Sonje Center, World Jewellery Museum
    6 Baek In-je House Museum Baek In-je House Museum, Bukchon Traditional Museum, Myeong In Museum, Gahoe Minhwa Museum
    7 Go Hui-dong Arts Museum Go Hui-dong Arts Museum
    8 ARARIO MUSEUM in SPACE ARARIO MUSEUM in SPACE
    9 Central Buddhist Museum Central Buddhist Museum, OCI Museum of Art, Mokin Gallery, Bona Museum, Museum Kimchikan
    10 Gongpyeong Historic Sites Museum Gongpyeong Historic Sites Museum
    11 Gwanghwamun Station Ilmin Museum of Art, Presseum, Art Center Nabi

    During Museum Week there will be special exhibitions, educational programs, and events at participating museums and art museums. More information can be found on the Seoul Museum and Art Museum website (gomuseum.seoul.go.kr) and program books will be distributed at public museums in Seoul.