BTS' RM donates 100 mln won for 2nd consecutive year to restore overseas Korean cultural heritage

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Yonhap)– RM, leader of K-pop superband BTS, has actually given away 100 million won (US$ 71,854) for the 2nd consecutive year to protect as well as restore overseas Korean cultural heritage, a state-run cultural structure stated Thursday.

The Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Structure stated the vocalist, whose genuine Korean name is Kim Nam-joon, has actually just recently given away the cash, asking that it be made use of to protect, restore as well as make use of Korean cultural possessions abroad.

It notes the 2nd time he has actually given away 100 million won to the structure connected with the Cultural Heritage Management. He sent out the exact same quantity of cash a year earlier, which was not recognized to the general public back then.

The structure has actually collaborated with the Los Angeles Area Gallery of Art (LACMA) to protect a “hwarot,” or a wedding bathrobe from Joseon Empire (1392-1910), possessed by the united state gallery with the cash given away by the artist last year.

Hwarot is a type of typical Korean clothes used throughout the Joseon age by just imperial females for ritualistic events as well as later on by citizens for wedding events. Professionals claim there have to do with 40 extant products of such a wedding bathrobe, consisting of regarding 10 in international nations. The hwarot possessed by the LACMA is assumed to go back to the very early 20th century.

The structure stated it will certainly bring the cultural heritage product right into South Korea within this month after taking needed treatments. It included the clothes will certainly after that take place display screen in Seoul following year as well as at the LACMA in 2024.

The extra contribution made this year will certainly be made use of to make an art sales brochure to boost the globe’s understanding of Korean paints as asked for by RM, according to the structure.

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