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Mugyewon

Mugyewon
  • Representative
    Seong Ho Lee
  • Business Inquiries
    Jung Gu Shim
  • Address
    15, Gyeonghuigung 1-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
  • Phone
    82 2 379 7131
  • Fax
    82 2 6499 0371
  • Homepage
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Mugyewon

Mugyewon is a cultural space operated by the Jongno Foundation for Arts & Culture. It is a converted yojeong (exclusive entertainment venue for high-ranking government officials), originally bearing the name Ojinam. As such, it is a place of great historical significance, having been host to many important national events. One notable example is its role as the meeting place for the landmark 1972 ‘July 4th North- South Joint Statement’, during which the two Koreas explored ways to improve their troubled relations. More recently, the building faced demolishment until Jongno-gu district officials stepped in, with Ojinam being moved to a new location in 2010 and rebranded ‘Mugyewon’. Today, it serves as a high-quality educational and cultural space, giving it a new lease of life in modern Seoul.