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The 27,000 square meter(6.67 acres) Samsung Museum of Art Complex was designed in 1997. It provides support to cultural and artistic activities, thus increasing their life span and raising their historical value. The Institute is involved in the following: conservation of metal and ceramic works, Korean paintings and contemporary and modern art works. Artworks are preserved here through application of the most advanced technology. The experts undertake the material study to establish appropriate environmental conditions and develop better conservation and restoration techniques.
Operated by the city council, the Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA) is situated in what was formerly a palace. The museum spreads over several buildings and showcases beautiful pieces of fine artworks. You can stroll through their main exhibition space which has works segregated according to different themes and houses collection by some famed local and international artists like Van Gogh and Pon Pidou. Ensure that you take a look at their outdoor sculpture garden, which is very unique.
The National Museum of Korea is one of the most extensive museums in Seoul, housing art and archaeological objects from Korean prehistory through to the end of the Chosun Dynasty (1910). Throughout the three-floor museum, there are 13,000 artifacts in six permanent galleries on display. Audio guides, touch screens, and video rooms all help to bring the ancient world alive here. In addition to regular exhibitions, the museum offers special educational programs such as public lectures, arts and crafts classes, and special tours. There are over 220,000 objects in the collections. In addition there are special exhibition halls, education facilities, a children's museum, a huge outdoor exhibition area, restaurants, cafes, shops, and other amenities.
Found in a peaceful setting, the Gahoe Museum is beautiful wooden structure. Visit this museum, for an essence of the culture and traditions of South Korea. Exhibits showcase traditional art and include folk paintings on paper and bamboo. Along with the permanent collection, modern art is also displayed on temporary schedules. The museum provides guided tours.