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the homepage of Geumo Folk Museum.
The numbers of museums in a country may show the historical
consciousness, the identity, and the cultural level of a nation.
United States and Germany has 5,000 or more museums, including
art galleries. Even Japan, the very near Korea, has nearly 4000
museums. Compared to these countries, Korea has just about 400
museums. In addition, those countries have made museums as a
part of programs in public education.
In these social backgrounds, Geumo Folk Museum has opened in
May, 2003, in the purpose of being a home of the culture for
the leisure time. And our museum is authorized by the Ministry
of Culture and Tourism in October 8, 2003, with a registered
number of 282.
Geumo Folk Museum is consisted of 5 pavilions according to the
subjects of displayed items, and operates social education programs
such as traditional dyeing, arts and craft with straw and grasses,
Korean traditional games, traditional life history, and any
other experiencing programs.
With these programs, the museum will try to restore the lives
of our ancestors and run additional programs like making a village
for experiencing the life history, building a folk park, moving
and/or restoring traditional houses, growing traditional herbs,
cultivating environmental areas, opening a performance hall,
and so on.
Geumo Folk Museum and workers here promise to do our best to
keep and hand down the culture of life history from ancestors
for the advanced traditional culture.
Once again, thank you very much.