Korea Bank to Exhibit its Art Collection

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Korea Bank to Exhibit its Art Collection

The organization which possesses the largest art collection is not the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) but the government's agencies.

According to a survey in 1997, governmental agencies owned over 30 thousand art works. This is about 8 times the size of the MOCA's collection, which has had over 4000 works of art contributed this year.

Among them, the Bank of Korea, named as the best collector, decided to open its fine art collection to the public for the first time.

From April 20,'The Phases of Modern Korean Art, by Korea Bank,' will be held at Duksugung, MOCA, and will be the first display of this excellent art collection.

Setting aside the art works, this display will be a good opportunity to check on how governmental agencies manage expensive art pieces purchased with tax money.

The only other exhibition held by a governmental agency was 'Holy Communion' in 1998. The Exhibition will be held until June 20.

For more information call 02-779-5310.

by Ki Sun-min

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