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Korean Traditional Art Workshop for Learning Program Seoul Museum of History A special program for Learning Program giving them the opportunity to learn about and experience Korean culture.

Visit Museum, Enjoy Seoul

The Seoul Museum of History provides foreign visitors with opportunities to learn more about the history and culture of Seoul through exhibitions and craft-making activities.

  • Title : “Seoul in the Past, and Landmarks of the City"
  • Participants : Groups of foreigners staying in Korea
  • Number of Participants : 30 for each lecture
  • Venue : Education and Exhibition Halls in the Seoul Museum of History
  • Application : Via fax or e-mail after a telephone inquiry
  • Telephone : 02-724-0196, 0258
  • Inquiry :, 
  • Fax : 02-724-0195
  • Qualification for Application
    • Priority will be given to the organizations that can effectively manage their participants in the lectures.
    • There will be no interpretation service during the lecture.
    • Successful applicants are required to send to the museum the application form and a list of participants at least one week prior to the lecture.
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SEMU (Seoul Museum of History), an institution established to demonstrate Seoul’s history, places and memories, and YÉOL, Korean Heritage Preservation Society, are pleased to announce English lecture series presented by distinguished scholars and experts in the fields of Korean art, culture and history. Please come and join us for another inspiring journey to Korean art, culture and history.

  • Title : English Lectures on Korean Art, Culture, and History
  • Participants : Foreigners staying in Korea or Citizens interested in lecture
  • Number of Participants : 40 for each lecture (Walking tour_20 for each lecture)
  • Venue : Education Room (1st floor), Seoul Museum of History
  • Time : The First Monday of Every Month (March to June, September to December)
    (Lecture 11:30 AM to 13:00 PM / Walking Lecture 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
  • Registration Required : Send name and contact details to
  • Telephone : 02-745-5878
  • Fax : 02-736-5878
  • 2018 Lectures Schedule (March to December)
    • March 5, Mon 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
      A Journey through Korean Art & Beauty
      Mark Tetto | Partner at TCK Investment Management & Vice President of Young YÉOL
    • April 2, Mon 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
      Understanding Seoul- Seeing Our City with Different Eyes
      Daniel Taendler | Architect, Co-director of urban detail. Seoul
    • May12, Sat 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
      Walking Lecture: Understanding Seoul- Seeing Our City with Different Eyes (Euljiro and Sewoon Sangga)
      Daniel Taendler | Architect, Co-director of urban detail. Seoul
    • June 4, Mon 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
      Why North Korea is Not a “Communist” Country, or the Unnoticed Birth of North Korean Capitalism
      Andrei Lankov | Professor at Kookmin University
    • September 3, Mon 11:30 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.
      Korean Buddhism in the World: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
      Bernard Senecal | Director of the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University
    • October 1, Mon 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
      Experience Program: Cooking Class on Korean Temple Cuisine
      Venerable Hyungmin | Korean Temple Food Center
    • November 12, Mon 11:30 1:00 P.M.
      The Roots of Korean Literature
      Kevin O’Rourke | Professor Emeritus at Kyunghee University
    • December 3, Mon 11:30 1:00P.M.
      Moving beyond Makgeolli: Selected Observations on Traditional Korean Alcohol
      John M. Frankl | Professor at Sejong University
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