MMCA Roundtable: Museums in the Time of Pandemic

30 July 2020

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  1. Youn Bummo (Director, MMCA)
  2. Jun Seungbo (Director, Gwangju Museum of Art)
  3. Ahn Kyuchul (Artist)
  4. Kim Seongeun (Director,Nam June Paik Art Center)
  5. Park Sohyun (Professor, Seoul National University of Science and Technology)
  6. Sujong Song (Head of Museum Policy and Research Department, MMCA)

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) held an online seminar entitled Museums in the Time of Pandemic, on June 22, 2020.

The roundtable gathered experts to explore the role of museums in this unprecedented crisis caused by the global pandemic.

The discussion addressed the following main issues:

  • Challenges that museums are facing due to COVID-19
  • Paradigm shift toward digital museums
  • Museums' role as physical spaces and platforms

The event was recorded, edited, and released to the public via the museum's official Youtube channel on the 20th of July, and has been receiving many responses and feedback from the Korean art scene.

We are happy to share the event among our CIMAM members, and therefore continue inspiring our contemporary art community, generating further discussions on this relevant subject.

The link to the webinar:

For more details, please see the attached press release.