[The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) Comes to Seoul ]
Director Chung Hyung-min of MMCA
After 5 years of anticipation, MMCA Seoul opened on November 13, in the heart of Korea's capital.
The MMCA Seoul building embodies the harmony between tradition and modernity, ordinary life and art. What makes it more remarkable is its location in the heart of Seoul's cultural district. To the west of the museum is the Joseon era palace Gyeongbokgung. Gwanghwamun Square and Insadong lie to the south and Bukchon Hanok Village to the west.
Visitors can see special exhibitions that celebrate MMCA Seoul's opening. They may also be interested in the movie theater, multi-project hall, digital library and many other facilities in the museum. Because it is so conveniently located, over 4000 people are making their way to the museum daily.
Since she became the first female director of MMCA in 2012, Chung Hyung-min has initiated a variety of programs to help MMCA Seoul become a world class museum.
This week on Heart to Heart, we focus on MMCA Seoul, the always approachable, always welcoming museum in the heart of the city. We'll talk to its director, Chung Hyung-min, about her vision and future plans for the newest branch of the national museum.