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[Hankyung] SUNY Korea, opened the 'Museum of Modern Costume’.

Press Releaseㅣ2018-06-27 09:20

SUNY Korea, located at the Incheon Global Campus in Songdo, Incheon, opened the 'Museum of Modern Costume' on June 19, 2018. The museum is located on the basement floor of the Academic Building A at SUNY Korea, as its scale is 191.


The museum is opened to the public, and the theme is 'KMMC collection: Art of In-Be-Tween.’ The museum will continue to hold its exhibition until the end of this year. About 30 pieces of famous designer's artwork, such as Designer Lie Sang Bong, Moon Kwang Ja, and Sul Yun Hyoung, are displayed at the museum. 


Director Hei soon Shin of the Korea Museum of Modern Costume has given significant support in the establishment of the museum. A staff of SUNY Korea shared that "Director Hei soon Shin was the first Korean student to graduate FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), New York." "She was involved from the beginning as we started to plan the museum along with the opening of FIT at SUNY Korea in September 2017.” Director Shin brought all the garments to display at the museum. The history of Korean women’s clothing is shown through the exhibited garments. 


Director Shin said, "There are more than 100,000 visitors every year at the FIT Museum in New York. It almost became the landmark of the state.” Then she added, "I hope the Museum of Modern Costume at SUNY Korea will also grow into a landmark like the FIT Museum in New York."

The operation hours for the museum is from 10 AM to 12 PM, 2 PM to 4 PM, from Tuesday to Friday by appointment. 


Meanwhile, SUNY Korea was founded in 2012 with the support from the Korean government as the first American university in South Korea to offer both Undergraduate and Graduate programs.


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Source and picture: hankyung / June 19, 2018

Link: http://news.hankyung.com/article/201806190651h