At the time of this recording, there are a total of six active museums in South Korea solely in celebration and historical cataloging of their nation’s music and one for world instruments. These museums are
the http://gomuseum.seoul.go.kr/sekm/front/main.do?locale=KO (Seoul Museum of Korean Folk Music)
the https://en.unesco.org/silkroad/silk-road-institutions/national-gugak-center-and-museum-gugak (National Gugak Museum)
the https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_EN_3_1_1_1.jsp?cid=795006 (Nangye Korean Classical Music Museum)
the http://www.e-musictour.com/ (Museum of Musical Instruments of the World), and
the privately-owned http://kpopmuseum.com/ (K-pop Museum Gyeongju Branch)
There are also three indefinitely closed ones, including the Museum of Traditional Korean Music. Aside from the relatively newer privately-owned attraction, two popular entertainment stops in South Korea for music lovers that are indefinitely closed were a sight to behold. Thus, this episode is in honor and anticipation – potentially alleged anticipation – of the return of the K-pop catalog originator, and the premiere label-specific collection. This episode is entitled, “Memories of SMTOWN Museum and PLAY KPOP.”
Listen to this episode as we discuss history and share commentary about these two spaces.