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Newly opened in Seoul is the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History displays the countries last 150 "modern" years of history in the $41.3 million dollar 6,445-square-meter museum. Although there is a little controversy over some gaps in the museums history lesson, the building does well to tell about the happy and successful history of Korea.
Opening today (December 27, 2012), the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History aims to display the last 150 years of so of modern Korean history, starting from 1860. With 44,800,000,000 won ($41.3 million) spent, the 6,445-square-meter museum is controversial not because of the cost, but over what elements of history are covered. From the liberally-based Hankyoreh:
The details about the museum that surfaced during the latest parliamentary audit show the results of that. The whole enterprise is organized around the theme of a national success story: from its beginnings to its groundwork for growth, its development, its advancement, and finally its “great strides out into the world.”
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