■ The most innovative country in the world is South Korea … 11th in the United States, Japan?Korea’s first museum specializing in crafts will open on July 15 at the Anguo-dong intersection in Jongno-gu, Seoul. Kim Jong-hwa, director of the Seoul Museum of Crafts (65), said, “There are 8,000 craftsmen in the’Kareito Gyokei’for about 300 years from the 17th century to the beginning of the 20th century.” At the opening commemorative exhibition, we will show a media video that introduces all of their names. ” “There is a museum of decorative arts in Paris, France, and a museum of Victoria and Albert in London, England, but Korea was too late to establish a museum specializing in crafts. Meanwhile, crafts are art history. It was treated only from the aspect of folklore and folklore, and popular research was not conducted in depth. “” A specialized museum that summarizes crafts of all ages and fields will open in the center of central London. ” did. The Seoul Craft Museum, which is located on the site of the former Toyofumi Girls’ High School, has 6 buildings and a total area of ​​10,590 square meters. This was originally the place where Sejong’s eighth son, Yeongeung, lived, and was the place of the annex built for the wedding of Gojong’s son, Sunjong. It is located in a corner near Kitamura, Insa-dong, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Changqing Palace and several museums in the vicinity, and is expected to play a role as a cultural center. After graduating from the Department of French Language and Literature at Seoul National University and studying abroad in Paris, France, Director Kim met a new fate called “Museum”. “I went to the Louvre and couldn’t move for a while in front of a small painting by Botticelli. What the hell is that painting that fascinates people? I decided to study art history properly.” After returning to Korea, he taught students at KAIST (Korean Science and Technology Institute) while working as an exhibition planning producer and a museum researcher. He also participated in the opening work of the Jongno-e Museum and the Gyeonggi-do Children’s Museum in Pyeongchang-dong, Jongno-gu.