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Arts & Culture

BIWA Art Exhibition: Embracing Our Creativity, Series II (Fine Art)

Gallery opening time: Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.

The exhibition has no entrance fee but donations are welcome.

Gallery Lee & Bae was opened in May, 2010. During one year more than 14 exhibitions presented famous contemporary Korean and foreign artists such as David Gerstein, Min Jung-ki and Kim Tcshun-soo.

The Korean Ad Industry’s Celebrity Obsession

If you've spent any significant length of time in Korea, then you'll have noticed the same celebrity faces in ads time and time again.

National Maritime Museum to Open

BUSAN, South Korea - Korea’s one and only National Maritime Museum will be opening in line with the expo after construction wraps up in early May.

The museum is being built in Yeong-do District Dongsam-dong on a gross floor area of 45,444-square meters. It will have one floor underground and four stories above ground, and is being built with a budget of 114.2 billion won ($100.4 million).

Busan City has been collecting and purchasing thousands of relics over the last two years to display in the museum and it has already secured 9,000 rare and valuable items. The highlights include a six-person Viking ship that used to belong to the Viking Museum in Copenhagen, a Venetian gondola and a reconstructed ship from the Joseon Tongsinsa.


Details of the expo

Love of Trickeye

Valentine's & White Day Event by the Trick Eye Museum


Take sweet couple picture of you at Trick Eye Museum!
Share your sweetness and take an award!

How to Apply:
1. Take your sweet couple picture of you at the Trick Eye Museum and upload it to your Facebook and Twitter.
2. Be a Facebook friend and follow the museum at Twitter and let the museum know about your uploading!
    http://www.facebook.com/trickeye2 & @TRICKEYE2
3. The prize will be awarded to those who have the most comments, retweets and Likes!

Let’s learn about Global Culture. Applications from Feb 6 to 10

BUSAN - Busan Global Center will be accepting applications for the 'World Culture Class of 2012' from Feb 6 to 10. This is a great opportunity to learn about and experience global culture and other languages directly from nationals of the countries concerned. Classes will take place once a week.

Any Busan citizen can register for the classes and the entry fee is 10,000 won. If your attendance rate is at least 80%, you will be refunded this amount in full. The first session will run from February 13 to April 20. Go to the website (www.bfia.or.kr) or contact the person in charge for  further details on registration. Some 560 people from 17 countries took the World Culture classes last year, experiencing a variety of global culture in an interesting and stimulating way.

(Reference) T.051-668-7906

Free admission to the Fisheries Science Museum

BUSAN, South Korea - The Fisheries Science Museum at the National Fisheries Research & Development Institute (NFRDI), located in 216 Haean-ro Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, has now been opened to the public for free.

The Fisheries Science Museum at the NFRDI, opened in May, 1997 as the first fisheries and ocean exhibition center in the country, with two hundred thousand visitors per year, is one of Busan’s popular attractions.


The 9,240 square meter Fisheries Science Museum exhibits about 7,400 marine creatures of 1,070 different species.

Opening hours are from 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. (Closed on Monday)

For more information, please contact the Fisheries Science Museum at 051)720-3061~5.

Source: Busan City News

Busan to Add Two New Bus Tours

BUSAN, South Korea - Busan City will launch two new city bus tours - the History and Culture Tour focusing on the Dongnae area of the city, and the Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Tour - from January 10, 2012.

The 4-hour tours will leave from Busan Station, once a day, and cost 10,000 won for adults and 5,000 won for children.

The itineraries of the tours are as follows:

The History and Culture Tour 

Busan Station (9:20 a.m.) → Gold Theme Street → Seomyeon → Bokcheon Museum →Geumgang Park → Beomeosa Temple → Busan Station (1:30 p.m.)

Haedong Yonggungsa Temple Tour

Busan Station (2 p.m.) → Gwangalli → Haeundae → Dalmaji Hill → Songjeong → Haedong Yonggungsa Temple → Gwangan Bridge (or Diamond Bridge) → Busan Station (6 p.m.)

Haps Top 10 Stories of 2011

BUSAN, South Korea - 2011 saw Haps going into its second year. After months of preparation, we scrapped our crappy old website and launched the new site on January 31st.

We added new menus, a short stuff section with Local News, Sports and Life, a redesigned events page, as well as running the only regularly updated English professional sports homepages in the country.

And to do all this we reached out to as many people as we could for content. In all, Haps ran 533 stories in 2011, submitted by well over a hundred writers and photographers. We were actually surprised ourselves that we had run that much. 

Korea-Japan Art Gallery Exchange Signed

BUSAN, South Korea - Busan Museum of Art and Nagasaki Museum of Art in Japan held a signing ceremony on an exchange agreement at Nagasaki Museum of Art on August 21. The Mayor of Busan, Heo Nam-sik, the Governor of Nagasaki, Nakamura Hodo, and about 40 other VIPs attended the signing ceremony.

Both art museums plan to build an exchange system from various angles, such as for displaying each other's collections, operating education programs, exchanging art museum experts and other personnel, etc.

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