Korean Art Museum Association~Google Cultural Institute
The Korean Art Museum Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is committed to developing and contributing to Korean arts and culture. Since its inception on January 7th, 2005, the Association has been striving to nurture private art museums through a variety of programs and events such as promoting an artistic environment, cultivating museum professionals, offering museum policy research, and supporting museums’ public programming.
Around ninety member museums from diverse backgrounds are the communication channels through which people can raise concerns for better lifestyle and culture, and connect the arts and society. In keeping with this, the Association positions itself as a leading hub for art and culture. A wide variety of programs and projects are as follows: supporting and consulting private art museum development, holding international academic research and seminars for exchanges of information, researching museum policy, opening private art museum festivals, publishing monthly art and culture magazines, and establishing a public and private art museum consultative group for cooperative network.
► Support Art Professional Workforce
With the support of the Ministry of Art, Culture, the Korean Art Museum Association supports art professional workforce development geared towards art major graduates as well as curator license holders. Through this program, the Association provides them with the opportunity to gain hands-on experiences in museum practices. While the Association positions itself as learning and manpower training center, the organization strengthens art museums to be socially responsible, activated, and financially-supported institutions through enhancing employment opportunities.
► Online & Mobile Promotions
- Korean Artist Project : Global promotion for Korean artists
- Mobile Application Find Your Art Museum
Find Your Art Museum is an up-to-date mobile application that provides information on art museums’ ongoing exhibitions, programs and events, thus strengthening the effective communication between art museums and the public.
- Art Museum E-magazine
Art Museum E-magazine offers network activation in order to exchange information between art museums. Also, its online and mobile services that can be easily accessible to all people provide art museums’ relevant news.
► Art Festivals & Events
- Museum Day
Museum Day provides the general audience with the opportunities to meet art professionals such as art museum directors, curators, and educators, and so on. This event includes introducing participating museums’ exhibitions, educational programs, special events, and archives and offering free art lectures to the public, thus streamlining effective communication and enhancing exchanges of information between art people.
- Museum Festival
Museum Festival is a month-long art festival, in which all private art museums in nationwide participate and open in May every year at the same time, offering hands-on art educational experiences to people of all ages.
► Support Art Programs
- Facilitating the Art and Culture School
According to ‘Creative Experience Activity’ in school curriculum, which focuses on reinforcing creativity as a core value, the private art museums activate and invigorate the art and cultural education in schools by creating educational programming that meets the ‘Creative Experience Activity’s objectives and collaborating with local schools.
- Art and Culture Honorary Teacher Program
This Program aims to facilitate specified and distinguished art and cultural-educational program using honorary teachers from art museums in nationwide
► Academic Events
The Workshops focus on a variety of current issues, including direction for sustainable developmental of national private art museums.
► Educational Programs
-Artist Management Program
Artist Management Program is designed to invite art professionals and provide artists with the opportunity to learn how to be more professionals and effectively develop their careers. This program helps talented artists pave the way to becoming actively involved nationally and internationally.
-The Association has been publishing research reports and manuals on art and cultural management and administration including Independent Museum Support Policy and Fundraising Planning Research, National & Private Art Museum Promotion Survey and Successful Promotion Planning Research’, Manual for Founding and Managing Art Museum, Guide to Exhibition Planning for Korean Private Art Museum, Marketing Guide for Korean Private Art Museum, and Accounting and Tax Manual for Art Museum.