□ An exhibition of records of separated families opened at Odusan
Unification Observatory at 11:00 a.m. on November 29 and was attended
by 150 people including donors of records and separated family members
from nearby Incheon.
The event featured pre-ceremony cultural performances followed by
the opening ceremony, viewing of the exhibition, and a
Since April of 2017, the government has
systematically collected records of separated families to preserve the
history of separated families.
o It has collected 10,000
records of separated families including letters exchanged with
relatives in North Korea and gifts exchanged during family reunions
through contributions from separated family members, government
agencies, local governments, and relevant organizations.
o The government selected 125 of these records and arranged the
exhibition at Odusan Unification Observatory, and the exhibition will
run from November 29, 2017 to February 28, 2018. It is intended to
expand the public consensus on issues of separated families.
o The exhibition presents History of Separated Families (Space 1),
Exhibition of Records (Space 2), and Interviews with Separated
Families and Healing Programs (Space 3).
□ The exhibition is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, national
holidays, and public holidays. It is closed on Monday.
o 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 starting in late December.