Arab Today, arab today old railway station to become cultural complex
Last Updated : GMT 18:01:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Old railway station to become cultural complex

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Old railway station to become cultural complex

Seoul - Yonhap

South Korea is putting final touches on an old train station to transform it into a landmark art space, the latest in a series of projects to convert historical buildings into cultural complexes. The two-story station, which was constructed by the Japanese and survived the 1950-53 Korean War, had been closed since 2004 when Seoul built a new high-speed railway station next to it. The Renaissance-style building, a painful reminder of Japan\'s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula, is scheduled to be reborn as a cultural hot spot on Aug. 9 after two years of extensive restoration, the culture ministry said on Thursday. \"The Seoul Station will keep much of its original shape and looks while reflecting joys and sorrows of the people for the past decades, though it will assume a new role as a cultural space,\" Kim Young-san, a culture ministry official, told reporters during a press tour of the station. The move follows in the footsteps of Paris where a railway station near a river was turned into the Musee d\'Orsay. In 1995, South Korea demolished the colonial headquarters built by Japan near Gyeongbok Palace as part of a restoration project for the royal palace in a symbolic gesture to come to terms with the 1910-45 colonial rule. Seoul has since transformed other landmark structures built by Japan into museums. South Korea has recently embarked on a project to turn the Defense Security Command building, also built by the Japanese, near the royal palace into a National Museum of Contemporary Art. South Korea plans to hold some 60 cultural events, including exhibitions and performances, from Aug. 11 to next February to celebrate the restoration of the Seoul railway station, the culture ministry said.

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today old railway station to become cultural complex Arab Today, arab today old railway station to become cultural complex

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories

GMT 20:02 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Nohan Seyam designs beautiful accessories
Arab Today, arab today Tourism shows signs of recovery

GMT 09:59 2017 Monday ,20 February

Tourism shows signs of recovery
Arab Today, arab today Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"

GMT 19:45 2017 Monday ,20 February

Sarah Belamesh designs antiques of "ceramic"
Arab Today, arab today Top Yemen commander killed

GMT 09:55 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Top Yemen commander killed
Arab Today, arab today Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success

GMT 15:32 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Media host Mona Iraqi stresses her show's success
View News in Arabic - Culture: أخبار الثقافة والفنون
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today To hold social dialogue over secondary school

GMT 07:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

To hold social dialogue over secondary school
Arab Today, arab today 63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby

GMT 12:35 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

63-Year-Old Woman Delivers Baby
Arab Today, arab today Milan laughs while Rome cries

GMT 10:28 2017 Wednesday ,22 February

Milan laughs while Rome cries
Arab Today, arab today Pluto's unruly moons

GMT 06:31 2015 Thursday ,04 June

Pluto's unruly moons
Arab Today, arab today Nissan enhances sales in most markets

GMT 14:08 2017 Monday ,20 February

Nissan enhances sales in most markets
Arab Today, arab today Competes Sweden and Germans by S90

GMT 22:36 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Competes Sweden and Germans by S90
Arab Today, arab today Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'

GMT 06:41 2017 Monday ,20 February

Janat pleased for issuing 'Good Morning'
Arab Today, arab today Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 15:53 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Small ponds have outsized impact

GMT 06:34 2017 Sunday ,19 February

Ahmed Fahmy stresses he did not ignore singing

GMT 06:50 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Tragic fluctuations of Bakhtiari's life revealed

GMT 12:22 2017 Monday ,20 February

Kanye West puts hijab-wearing model

GMT 14:06 2017 Friday ,17 February

London to tax old cars

GMT 23:29 2017 Thursday ,16 February

Home built on sand castles-style costs $8m

GMT 05:15 2017 Tuesday ,21 February

Omega 3 can reduce asthma cases

GMT 19:16 2017 Friday ,17 February

Aziz House ready to host the tourists

GMT 13:12 2015 Saturday ,09 May

Sheikh Sultan opens Sharjah Centre

GMT 12:39 2017 Monday ,20 February

newest smartphone another winner for Huawei

GMT 16:08 2017 Wednesday ,15 February

Shawsh reveals her collection "Jewelry of dreams"
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday