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National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul

30, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062, South Korea
+82 2-3701-9500
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For the modern art lover.

Are you 65 year of onder the most musea are free. Orherwhise the entreefee is not zo high. The most... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
vilmatriplouis
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Interesting

It was an interesting museum. Though, most of the displays were slightly too dark and/or... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
devanshibansalrox
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Singapore
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Transport: Metro - line 3 to Anguk station. Exit 1 Facility Highlights: Exhibition Space, Museum Archive, Project Gallery Space, Media Theatre, Multipurpose Auditorium, etc. Description: The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea opens a new branch in 2013 at Gimusa, the former Defense Security Command site, built in early 20th century located near Gyeongbokgung at the heart of Seoul. Focusing on the Characteristic of the site that required an underground expansion, the construction plan adopted the madang(yard) concept, successfully integrating the exterior and interior of the building. The Seoul branch brings up a new discourse on the relationship between the public and the museum in an urban space, opening new possibilities for a future-oriented art museum of the twenty-first century. The site of Seoul branch once served as Jongchinbu(Office of Royal Family Affairs of the Joseon Dynasty), which was relocated to adjacent public library in 1981. the new plan includes restoring Jongchinbu to its original site, preserving the former Defense Security Command compound, and thereby establishing a meaningful cultural center that harmoniously embraces the historical Joseon Dynasty and modern Korean history.
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30, Samcheong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03062, South Korea
Samcheongdong / Bukchon
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Are you 65 year of onder the most musea are free. Orherwhise the entreefee is not zo high. The most musea are also culturele centra for learning. This musea is great to see and to visit. Inside is modern art

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

It was an interesting museum. Though, most of the displays were slightly too dark and/or disturbing. It's a really big museum, with modern spaces. The exhibits and exhibition style was interesting too. Their souvenir shop is pretty cool though.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

It's a big museum but most of the sections are closed or are not opened. There were only 3 areas opened the last time I visited and the entrance fee was $4000 Korean won. There's nothing really much to see, there's also this video showing...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Only an audiovisual presentation was available when I visited at basement level. I can not speak Korean but I watched it twice. It was a three concurrent large screen presentation. Famous as a preeminent academic, Professor Joan Kee, Professor of Art at the University of...More

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is located near the G palace. It provides 9 exhibition spaces for contemporary art mostly a Korean one. Ch city what is being exhibit but in any case once you are in the area worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Interesting museum, and many of the exhibits were short on inspiration and quite "average". However, some were quite interesting conceptually. I would say nothing was absolutely riveting here...

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

It was a pleasure to visit this museum. We were an extended family group of 10 and it seems there was something for everyone. we didn't even have time to explore the food options, but thoroughly enjoyed the art and various exhibits. The museum has...More

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

... You don't need an audio guide. There is free admission on the last Wednesday of the month and one exhibit we saw focused on up and coming Korean artists. The exhibit showed the state of mind of Korea right now. It was more insightful...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

This museum has interesting collections. Location is easily accessible. In each hall it is possible to find English speaking gentle staff. Also it is possible to find printed information on exhibitions.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Spent an hour in this museum after touring Gyeongbokgung -- the exhibits are beautiful! Entrance to the museum was free for those under 24 (even for tourists as long as you have your passport), which I think is a great way to encourage the youth...More

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Samcheongdong / Bukchon
This historic neighbourhood was traditionally home to
Seoul’s middle and upper-classes. Now it’s most famed
for its clusters of beautiful, traditional Korean
homes (called hanok), many of which are found in
Bukchon. Many of these homes have now been converted
into restaurants, cafes, shops, and even guesthouses,
and their unique architecture offers a look at Korea’s
traditional beauty. Samcheongdong’s main and side
...More
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skby53
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As far as I know, night time on every Wednesday is free to the public (after 6:30 pm?)
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