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Sunday, 22 September 2013

Museo di Canaria (Kanaria's Museum): Chuncheon National Museum

Kanaria: I wonder if I can perform a song from Xzibit entitled Symphony in X Major - based on Johann Sebastian Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in this museum.
Opened on October 30, 2002, the Chuncheon National Museum (Hanja: 國立春川博物館) in 70 Useok Avenue/Useok-ro, Seoksa-dong 27-1 beonji, Chuncheon City, Gangwon Province is a storehouse of the cultural heritage of Gangwon Province. It preserves and exhibits the archaeological and artistic treasures of the region, which range in date from the prehistoric era to modern times, and serves as a vital center for academic research and education.

In 2003, the museum building was selected as the “Best Architecture of the Year.” The building is a beautiful cultural space with an elegant and modern exterior that is in perfect harmony with the surrounding mountain setting. The museum also features an auditorium with 230 seats, an outdoor performance stage, a seminar room with simultaneous interpretation facilities, rooms for hands-on programs, and a library.

Chuncheon National Museum unveiled the special exhibition "The Great Cultural Treasures of Gangwon Province" on October 30th 2012 in a celebration of the tenth anniversary of its opening. Running until December 9th 2012, this special exhibition gathered culture treasures with connection to Gangwon Province from all across the nation into one place.

The cultural assets include Yitaejohojeogwonbon (National Treasure 131, family register of King Taejo Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon Dynasty), Chochungdosubyeong (National Treasure 595, folding screen embroidered with grass and insects) as well as relics found inside octagonal nine storied pagoda of Woljeongsa (National Treasure 1375), and relics from seated wooden Manjusri statue of Sangwonsa (National Treasure 793), all of which are open to public for the first time in history.