Humans adapt to a given environment and live by creating their most suitable lifestyle. Culture is the lifestyle that humans have created over the years and all the products that follow. Culture is a unique mental, material, and intellectual characteristic of art, literature, value, tradition, and belief that appear in a society or social group. Therefore, every culture in the world has its own uniqueness. There is no superiority or inferiority in culture, only differences. As such, every culture deserves respect for its uniqueness.
Korean culture is the wisdom and ethnic asset accumulated in the life journey of the Korean people. It is a record of responses to the challenges of the environment surrounding the Korean people and is the mental and material accumulation that best represents the unique characteristics of the nation that has long maintained their relationship with other nations. The world is currently paying attention to the creativity and dynamics of Korean culture. The feverish excitement for learning Hangul(Korean Alphabet) and Korean is spreading around the world, and people around the world are enthusiastic about Korean popular music and Korean food. It is about to be the heyday of Korean culture. Just as Korean culture is the accumulation of Korean people’s unique lives, the cultures of all other nations in the world have their own individuality. Even in similar ethnic groups, when broken down to the details, there is a difference in each culture. Cultural diversity is also the reason for the existence of culture. Coexisting with other cultures is a precious value that humanity should aim for.
Today, we are trying to spread Korean culture to the world by establishing the <Korea Culture Foundation>. The Foundation plans to help people around the world more easily have access to Korean culture, such as Hangul and Korean, Korean music, and Korean food. We will always remember the greater meaning of cultural diversity. Along with the efforts to promote the characteristics of Korean culture, we will strive to tolerate other cultures around the world. This is because culture should be inclusive, not exclusive, and should be open-minded, rather than closed to other cultures. <Korea Culture Foundation> promotes Korean culture and improves the excellence of Korean culture, interacts with the world through culture, dreams of peace for humankind, and enhances the national brand value. We believe that the Korea Culture Foundation’s launch will be a meaningful step towards opening a new culture-centered world.
Founding idea was brought by KIM Joon Il, Chair of the Board for the <Korea Culture Foundation> in order to enhance the value of the national brand by promoting the excellence of Korean culture to the world, and to inspire a global value of being united as one by embracing other foreign cultures.
A meeting of promoters held with founding members of the <Korea Culture Foundation>Chair of the Board KIM Joon Il, Executive Director OH Jong Nam, and Director CHO Nam Chul
<Korea Culture Foundation>’s inaugural meeting took place at the Westin Josun HotelChair of the Board KIM Joon Il, Executive Director OH Jong Nam, Director CHO Nam Chul, and Advisory Attorney CHON Chang Won
<Korea Culture Foundation> had an official Inaugural General Meeting to apply for the establishment of the Korea Culture Foundation to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
<Korea Culture Foundation> held the Opening Ceremony
Approval for Establishment of <Korea Culture Foundation> by authorities
Registration of Incorporation of <Korea Culture Foundation>