As social distancing measures in Busan have increased due to rising cases of coronavirus, almost all events this week have been canceled around the city.
Update: Social distancing measures have been extended to September 20 for cultural facilities.
Scheduled events canceled or postponed this week:
Wednesday National Gugak Center Concert: September 9 — Canceled
AI Korea: September 17-19 — Postponed until 2021, though conferences are moved online
AI Korea 2020 — Exhibitions of the festival are moving online this Thursday to Saturday.
New Normality @ Art Gallery 219 — Four local artists present their ideas on what the new normal could be in these challenging times. Art Gallery 219, Geumjeong-gu, September 19 – 21, September 25 – 27
Busan Bienalle @ Museum of Contemporary Art Busan, Old Town, Yeongdo Harbor — Busan Bienalle is expected to open this weekend pending the opening of museums.
Easy to Know ASEAN: Culture Lecture — The Easy to Know ASEAN lecture about Cambodia will be held online on the ASEAN Culture Center YouTube page this Saturday at 3 p.m.
Here is a list of cultural places with exhibitions that are temporarily closed around Busan:
Busan Museum, Bokcheon Museum, Modern History Museum, Provisional Capital Memorial Hall, Dongsam-dong Shell Midden Museum, Jeonggwan Museum, and Busan Citizens Park Museum — Closed until further notice
Busan Museum of Art — Closed until further notice
Busan Marine Natural History Museum — Closed until further notice
Busan Fishing Village Folk Museum — Closed until further notice
Busan Cinema Center — Closed until further notice
Busan National Science Museum — Closed until further notice
Korea National Maritime Museum — Closed until further notice
Busan National Gugak Center — Closed until further notice