After two months of test operations, the Seoul Metropolitan Archives officially opened its doors on Wednesday.
Located at Seoul Innovation Park in the northwest of the city, the archives can hold up to 1.3 million public records including the city’s records from the past century and the ones expected to be made over the next 30 years.
The archives include administrative documents, photos, and videos as well as social records like memorial ribbons and writings left at Seoul Plaza’s memorial alter after the Sewol-ho ferry disaster.
Later this year, over a hundred-thousand records stored at a site in Gyeongsangbuk-do Province since 1968 will be transferred to the Seoul Metropolitan Archives.
The archives will also hold regular exhibitions, classes and student field trips.
The basement up to the 3rd floor of the archives is open to the public, and the fourth floor will be used for the experts to restore damaged records.
Seoul Metropolitan Archives will be open from Tuesdays to Sundays except on New Year’s Day, Lunar New Year’s Day and Chuseok.
Lee Min-sun Arirang News.
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