The opening ceremony for the exhibition of records of separated
families is held
The Ministry of Unification held the opening ceremony for the
records of separated families at Odusan
Unification Observatory in Paju, Gyeonggi Province on November 29. The
exhibition features a variety of records that tell the stories of
separated families and express the pain of displaced persons.
The opening ceremony was attended by Vice Unification Minister Chun
Hae-sung; Korean Red Cross Vice President Kim Yoon-hee; Ahn
Chung-joon, chairman of the Committee for the Five Northern Korean
Provinces; Kim Ji-hwan, chairman of the Northern Korean Central
Association; and Lee Sang-chul, head of the Korean Assembly for
Reunion of Ten Million Separated Families.
Pre-ceremony performances were presented for 100 donors of records
and 100 separated family members living in Seoul who have yet to meet
their loved ones in the North. The exhibition presents History of
Separated Families, Special Exhibition of the 21st Reunion, and
Exhibition of Records.
The government has extensively collected records of separated
families over a period of two years from the separated family members
who were reunited with their loved ones in the North via the first to
20th family reunions, central and local governments, and relevant
organizations. The records include photos, letters, books, and items
that tell the stories of separated and dispersed family
As of today, the government has collected 15,000 records
from 500 sources.
The exhibition will run from November 29, 2018 to February 28, 2019.
It is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through
Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, national holidays, and
public holidays. It is closed on Monday. Even if you cannot go to the
exhibition, you will be able to see the records of separated families
at the online museum for separated families.(https://reunion.unikorea.go.kr/museum)
The government will continue to work hard to fundamentally address
the issues of separated families and build the public consensus on them.