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Overview

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCA) runs educational programs
to discover the dynamism and experimentation of contemporary art, and value of art in everyday life.
Educational programs inspire visitors in all ages from diverse cultural backgrounds, voluntarily experience contemporary art through meaningful learning, and aim to establish interactive museum which directly communicate with society.

Education for Professionals

MMCA Learning offers opportunities for fieldwork experience to art museum professional applicants and trains experts from art museums nationwide via seminars and discussions.

  • University Program
    University Program
    Main Contents A career exploration program for students who wish to work in the art sector.
    Operating Period March ~ December
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul branch
  • Advanced Training Program
    Advanced Training Program
    Main Contents Providing retraining courses for experts working in national, public and private art museums.
    Operating Period December
    Venue Seoul branch

Adult Education

MMCA Learning operates audience-oriented educational programs to expand the art culture and inspire participants to look more closely and understand better the art objects they view. The audiences we serve include adults, college students, office workers and housewives.

  • Adult Educations
    Adult Educations
    Main Contents Providing lecture series on art, art history and culture such as <Contemporary Art and Culture>, <Modern and Contemporary Art History Academy>, etc.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul branch
  • Office Worker Education
    Office worker Education
    Main Contents Operating programs using lunch time and evening time such as <Art &Lunch> etc.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Deoksugung / Seoul branch
  • Docent Training Program
    Docent Training Program
    Main Contents Exhibition commentary program for docent volunteer opportunities (basic and advanced courses).
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul branch

Programs for Teens & Teachers

MMCA Learning operates educational programs for strengthening the linkage between museums and public education sites and enhances communication with arts for school teachers, school groups and teens.

  • [Appreciation] Art Appreciation Education
    [Appreciation] Art Appreciation Education
    Main Contents Offering programs such as <MMCA Highlight>, <PLAY MMCA>, <Museum Appreciation Class> for school group, etc. during the school semester.
    Operating Period During school semester
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul branch
  • [Experience] Art Museum Experience (Career) Education
    [Experience] Art Museum Experience (Career) Education
    Main Contents Offering the art museum experience (career) educations such as <People in Art Museum> and <Museum Art School> which are targeted for school groups, etc. during the school semester.
    Operating Period During school semester
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul branch
  • [Creative Work] Art Workshop
    [Creative Work] Art Workshop
    Main Contents A wide range of special educational programs such as <Art Workshop for Teens> and <Special Art Lecture for Youth> for enhancing appreciation skill, creative work and criticism designed for individual teenagers during summer/winter vacation.
    Operating Period Summer/Winter break
    Venue Seoul branch
  • Teacher Courses
    Teacher Courses
    Main Contents Art appreciation and museum experience programs specially designed for teachers such as <Teacher Training Programs> for Secondary Teachers and <Teacher Workshop> for educational demonstration.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul branch

Discuss the Exhibition

MMCA Learning operates programs that communicate with the public via lectures, talks, research meetings and workshops based on exhibitions.

  • MMCA Lecture
    MMCA Lecture
    Main Contents Lectures led by experts for discovering various values and meanings of the exhibition.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul / Deoksugung branch
  • MMCA Talks
    MMCA Talks
    Main Contents Understanding the exhibition through the meeting between the curators and artists.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul / Deoksugung branch
  • MMCA Team PL (Team Play)
    MMCA Team PL (Team Play)
    Main Contents Research group for a profound understanding of the exhibition.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul / Deoksugung branch
  • MMCA Workshop
    MMCA Workshop
    Main Contents An educational program to experiment and experience creative ideas of works.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul / Deoksugung branch

Art Appreciation

MMCA Learning operates a docent program every hour, every day so that visitors can have a deeper understanding of contemporary art and exhibitions.

  • Art Appreciation Education for Target Audience
    Art appreciation education for target audience
    Main Contents Specially designed art appreciation education for target audiences:  1)<Romance of Wednesday> for seniors, 2)<Healings of Thursday> for housewives, 3)<Joy of Saturday> for children, etc.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Deoksugung branch
  • Art Appreciation Program "MEG"
    Art Appreciation Program "MEG"
    Main Contents Operating various exhibition commentaries including on-time exhibition commentary "MEG" and on-demand MMCA special tour for adult groups, organizations, corporate groups, etc.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Gwacheon / Deoksugung / Seoul branch

Education for Children and Families

MMCA Learning offers space of encountering contemporary art through the creative activities, and various educational programs designed for children and families to enjoy the museum.

  • Education Program on Vacation
    Education program on vacation
    Main Contents Educational programs that help children/families interpret various art pieces and spaces of the museum.
    Operating Period Summer/Winter break
    Venue Seoul branch
  • Special Training Program
    Special Training Program
    Main Contents Program which can help children and families enjoy art culture via art-oriented activities and experiences.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Seoul branch

Children's Museum

As the one and only national children's museum in Korea, MMCA Learning proudly presents an educational space with a new concept to communicate with contemporary art via various exhibitions and educational programs specially designed for children and families.

  • Midweek Education Program
    Midweek Education Program
    Main Contents Contemporary art appreciation and creativity education for school groups.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Children's Museum
  • Weekend Education Program
    Weekend Education Program
    Main Contents Contemporary art appreciation and creativity education for family groups.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Children's Museum
  • Education Program on Vacation
    Education Program on Vacation
    Main Contents Art activities for children and families.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Children's Museum
  • Special Training Program
    Special Training Program
    Main Contents Educational programs and workshops for participants in children's museum including teachers, parents and children.
    Operating Period Notice on official website
    Venue Children's Museum
  • Special Exhibition Space
    Special Exhibition Space
    Main Contents Space that can help children comprehend and initiatively appreciate contemporary art via exhibitions specially designed to child's level.
    Operating Period Year-round
    Venue Children's Museum

Cultural Accessibility Enhancement Education

MMCA Learning offers opportunities which minimize the multiple barriers of local, space and classes of the disabled people, immigrants and defectors, etc.

  • Cultural Diversity Education
    Cultural Diversity Education
    Main Contents Educational program which helps to understand the value of cultural diversity by recognizing and respecting members of society based on various attributes of contemporary art.
    Operating Period Notice on official website
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul branch
  • Education for People with Disabilities
    Education for people with disabilities
    Main Contents Educational program integrated with a sense of body which promotes the enhancement of the emotional and social communicative competence and cognitive abilities.
    Operating Period Notice on official website
    Venue Gwacheon / Seoul branch
  • Education for Out-of-School Youth
    Education for out-of-school youth
    Main Contents Educational program to improve social relations and self-esteem.
    Operating Period Notice on official website
    Venue Seoul branch
  • Outreach Program
    Outreach Program
    Main Contents Promoting the proliferation of art museum education via a program that directly goes to culturally deprived areas.