Title : Postage Stamp in Commermoration of Opening of Seoul Sejong Cultural Center
Stamp Serial#
1090 
KPC#
C-784 
MICHEL#
1115 
StanGib#
1316 
Scott#
1131 
Date of Issue
04/01/1978 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
20 won 
Design
Seoul Sejong Cultural Center, Folklore Hahoe Mask and Violin 
Designer
Lee, Keun Moon 
Image Area
33mmí┐23mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
5í┐5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing and Mint Agency of the Republic of Korea 
Description
The Sejong Cultural Center of the Special City of Seoul, located at the heart of the capital of Seoul, Republic of Korea, which is to be dedicated early in April, will play the all vital role as the center and cradle of culture and art of Korea on a worldwide scale.

It embraces such giant facilities as the main conference hall, capable of holding various kinds of international conferences, as well as music festivals, ballets, dramas, and the running of movies, is an exhibition hall, a reception hall with a capacity of 2,000 to 3,000 persons, and a grand parking area where 250 or more cars ca park.

Especially, the main auditorium, capable of seating 4,200 persons, is equipped with a huge pipe organ comprising 8,098 pieces. In addition, the main hall, small conference hall, and the main conference hall are equipped with six-language synchronous interpreting receivers.

Originally, it was the site of the Seoul Citizen's Hall which was burned down in a conflagrating on December 2, 1972. Construction of the Seoul Sejong Cultural Center was launched early 1974 on the site of the Citizen's Hall, and was completed toward the end of 1977. After putting finishing touches, and testing operations, the Seoul City Administration is to dedicate the Center officially on April 1, 1978.

The grand opening of the Cultural Center will be marked by a colorful festival program featuring renowned artistis from various countries of the world as well as Korea.

In Commemoration of the historic opening of the Seoul Sejong Cultural Center, the largest of its kind in Orient, the Ministry of Communications is issuing this postage stamp in the hope that Sejong Center will contribute a great deal to the further development, and the promotion of art and culture of our fatherland.