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Smithsonian's Korean Gallery to close next month

All Headlines 04:04 June 07, 2017

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Yonhap) -- The Korean Gallery at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington will close next month as a 10-year exhibition period expires, officials said Tuesday.

The gallery opened in 2007 as the first country gallery at the museum of natural history. The state-run Korea Foundation has been the main sponsor for the project.

The exhibition will come to an end on July 5, officials at the foundation and the Korea Cultural Center said.

On display are some 85 objects, including Korean ceramics, wooden furniture, stone and wooden sculptures, paintings, and textiles.

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