NYC's Met to expand Korean art initiatives at museum

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Posted: Dec 11, 2015 1:31 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has entered into a long-term relationship with the government of South Korea to expand its presentation of Korean art and culture.

The museum and South Korea's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism signed the memorandum of understanding on Thursday.

The Met says the ministry also donated nearly $1 million for initiatives that will include a major exhibition of Korean art in 2018.

The exhibition will be held on the 20th anniversary of the Met's Arts of Korea Gallery, which currently is showing "Korea: 100 Years of Collecting at the Met."

The Met says it'll collaborate with the National Museum of Korea on projects funded by the donation.

The South Korean ministry says its goal is to increase awareness of Korean culture globally.