One month before the first anniversary of the full opening of the Blue House, the Blue House will be reborn as a dynamic space where history, culture and nature come alive.
On the 31st of last month, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced the basic direction for the operation of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as it received a new mandate for the management of the Blue House from the Presidential Office.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to upgrade the Blue House into a space where history, culture, and nature live among the people, and promote work to create a world-class tourist landmark by linking nearby historical and cultural resources with Mt. Bukak.
The direction of the Blue House upgrade approach is to ▲ go deeper into the arms of the people ▲ expand from visual scenery-oriented viewing to dynamic programs ▲ operate contents based on the philosophy of freedom and solidarity and the spirit of being friendly to the weak ▲ proceed in public-private cooperation It means going along with the MZ generation.
To this end, we will first change the paradigm of viewing the Blue House with new and differentiated contents.
Newly prepared attractive exhibitions, performances, and tour programs related to four key contents: presidential history, culture and art, cultural assets, and trees, providing unrivaled interest in visiting the Blue House.
In relation to the history of the Presidents, we are planning to prepare special exhibitions centered on the main building to approach the lives and philosophies of past presidents in an easy and friendly way, so that the viewing experience is different from the existing presidential exhibitions.
Outdoors such as Grand Garden, Nokjiwon, Heliport, and Sojungwon will plan and present high-quality performances throughout the year to feel the essence of K-culture and expand the horizons.
In addition to the special concert for the first anniversary of opening, the National Gugak Center’s four-year-old performance, the National Symphony Orchestra’s classical concert, the Korean Music Broadcasting’s K-Music Festival, the National Opera’s K-Opera Gala, and the National Theater’s traditional dance and Korean orchestral performances, etc. are prepared. in progress
It also runs programs such as ‘President’s Trees’ and ‘Finding Hidden Trees’.
There are about 50,000 trees and flowers in the Blue House area, including 35 trees planted in commemoration of the president.
We plan to discover interesting stories and run an interpretive program so that you can fully appreciate these best gardens so that you can rediscover the Blue House in a more in-depth and familiar way.
Special programs for the disabled, children, and men of national merit are also being prepared.
On the day of the disabled on the 20th, an orchestra performance for the visually impaired will be held at the Chunchugwan, continuing the disabled-friendly policy following the special art exhibition of disabled artists last September.
Annual events held at the Blue House, such as the Children’s Day event next month, will also change.
Before the opening, only a few children were invited to limited places, but this time, we plan to let many children enjoy Children’s Day with MZ parents through traditional costumes, military music performances, and various experience programs throughout the park, green garden, and heliport. am.
In addition, on anniversaries such as 6.25 and Liberation Day, programs are being planned to invite families of heroes such as veterans and independence fighters.
The MZ generation plans to lead the process of establishing concrete plans to upgrade the Blue House into a historical, cultural and natural complex and to make it a world-class tourist landmark.
The MZ generation plans to actively participate in developing and introducing various themed tour courses by combining historical and cultural resources near the Blue House with Mt.
A proclamation ceremony for the tourism cluster in the Blue House area, which introduces the top 10 tourism courses led by the MZ generation, will be held soon.
In the meantime, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has been continuously consulting with the Presidential Office, the Cultural Heritage Administration, and the Blue House Management Utilization Advisory Group regarding the use of the Blue House management.
The recently completed report of the Blue House Management and Utilization Advisory Group of the Presidential Office sets forth the basic principles of preservation, management, and utilization of the Blue House as ‘preservation and realization of historicity and symbolism’, ‘respect for its role and identity as a center of national growth’, and ‘adequate identity and dignity’. Sustainable content provision’ was established, and the Blue House area was divided into a space of history and harmony, a space of communication and culture, and a space of nature and relaxation, and it was proposed to create a space where the past and present, history and culture are harmonized.
In addition, it was proposed to create a world-class historical and cultural tourism center through the improvement of the Blue House Sarangchae, which is a related area, and the connection with the rich historical and cultural resources of the surrounding area.
In the future, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to effectively carry out follow-up tasks related to the use of the Blue House management based on cooperation with the Presidential Office and the Cultural Heritage Administration, and specific programs are scheduled to be announced at the end of April.
Inquiries: Blue House Management and Utilization Promotion Team, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Blue House Management and Utilization Planning Division (02-3701-9885)
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