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- Welcome to the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History.
This historical-cultural space shares a variety of experiences of the Korean people who led the birth and development of the Republic of Korea.
For the traces of the Korean people to be remembered and commemorated, the museum has been making great efforts to exhibit not only the history of industrialization and economic development, but also the history of democracy that Koreans achieved on their own.
While the history of the Republic of Korea includes many joyful moments, there were dark and tragic moments as well. The museum seeks to provide objective facts with balanced interpretations and to help the Korean people heal their wounds from the past so that they can live in harmony based on mutual understanding and coexistence.
Also, we strive to look closely into the daily lives of ordinary people who have been the agents of the history of the Republic of Korea. On top of that, we are now focusing on the issues related to life such as public health, hygiene, and disasters which are garnering significant attention in this era of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Moreover, the museum aspires to be an iconic place of the Gwanghwamun Square beloved by everyone by delivering the modern and contemporary history of Korea in an easy and interesting way. For this, we will utilize a range of advanced technologies to develop exhibition content that visitors could take part in, and establish a regular network of collaboration with professional researchers in related fields. In this way, the museum will be able to fulfill both popularity and professionalism.
Furthermore, as we are now living in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the museum will provide high-quality digital content about the modern and contemporary history of Korea that anyone could access and utilize with ease.
Most of all, we hope our museum serves as an open cultural space where anyone could always enjoy their visit.
Nam Heesook, Director of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History