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Democratic Republic of Congo learns Korea’s museum management know-how Updated: 2019-04-25 19:14:41 KST

The Korea International Cooperation Agency and the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation invited officials from Congo to a workshop where they could learn Korea's expertise in museum management.
The workshop was first held in 2017, and this year it focused on providing practical advice for the efficient operation of national museums.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is building a new national museum which will open in September. The museum there has been in a poor condition for over 60 years and is not easily accessible.
Participants visited several museums in Korea including Seoul Museum of History, the National Folk Museum of Korea and the National Palace Museum of Korea.

"Congo is a multiracial country with about 450 races. So we have various exhibitions. But I saw technical advances in the management of Korean museums. All the classes and programs including museum operation, education, and cultural goods were useful."

"Korean museums have efficient operating systems and each worker has expertise. In Congo's museums, one person would be in charge of multiple tasks. Also, I especially liked the education program about the preservation of exhibits."

Participants will wrap up the three-week cultural workshop by making their own plans for the operation of the new national museum. They will return to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday, hoping to make practical use of the knowledge and advice from the program.
Lee Min-sun Arirang News.
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