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Gyeongju National Museum director tapped to head National Museum of Korea
Published : Mar 9, 2016 - 17:19
Updated : Mar 9, 2016 - 17:25
President Park Geun-hye tapped Lee Young-hoon, director of Gyeongju National Museum, to head the National Museum of Korea, Cheong Wa Dae said Wednesday. 

Director of Gyeongju National Museum Lee Young-hoon (Yonhap)

The veteran archaeology specialist will replace the current NMK chief Kim Young-na, who has served as the director of the state-run museum since 2011.

Lee began working at the NMK in 1982 as a curator and specialist in archaeology. He has previously served as director at national museums in Cheongju, Buyeo and Jeonju.

By Lee Woo-young (wylee@heraldcorp.com)

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