HRH The Crown Princess becomes patron of the Year of Culture 2019 between Denmark and South Korea

In 2019, it’s 60 years since Denmark and South Korea opened diplomatic relations with each other. This is being celebrated with a Danish-South Korean cultural year, which will include a number of arrangements in both countries. Her Royal Highness The Crown Princess has agreed to be patron of the Year of Culture.

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South Korea is a part of the Asiatic cultural effort the International Culture Panel is focusing on from 2017 until 2020. The objective of the Year of Culture is to strengthen and renew the dialogue and the cultural ties with South Korea as well as Japan and China. The Year of Culture 2019 will focus on music, handicrafts, design, film, music, e-sport, concerts, etc. in both South Korea and Denmark.

The undertaking is coordinated by the Danish Cultural Institute in cooperation with the ambassadors in all three countries.

In Denmark, the Danish/South Korean cultural year launches on 30 January 2019 at Kunsthal Aarhus. There, The Crown Princess will be present together with a number of key players backing the Year of Culture from both countries.