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Amorepacific Museum of Art

Since the 1970s, our devotion to the arts has delighted customers and visitors in Korea and beyond.

The Amorepacific Museum of Art

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The new headquarters of Amorepacific Group
The new headquarters of Amorepacific Group

Amorepacific Museum of Art (APMA) started with the private art collection of the founder and former Chairman & CEO, Suh Sungwhan. Established in 1979 as Pacific Museum, it was renamed as Amorepacific Museum of Art in 2009. As a museum holding both traditional and contemporary art, APMA has been engaged in a wide range of activities including exhibitions, research, publications and more. The year 2018 opens a new chapter in the history of APMA, unveiling various spaces for artists and visitors to communicate through humanity’s universal language known as art at the new Amorepacific headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul.

Amorepacific Library of Art Project (apLAP)
Amorepacific Library of Art Project (apLAP)

Galleries on the basement level and Atrium, a space stretching from the first to the third floor, are designed as spaces to communicate with the local community through culture. More specifically, visitors are greeted by the lobby and museum shop, the exhibition space ‘APMA Cabinet’, as well as the exhibition catalogue library ‘Amorepacific Library of Art Project (apLAP)’ located on the first floor.

Roof Garden - Leo Villareal, Infinite Bloom, 2017
Roof Garden - Leo Villareal, Infinite Bloom, 2017

APMA deepens and diversifies way of communication through art in its learning spaces and the main auditorium on the second floor. Its exhibition spaces expand into the outside garden and roof garden, where the works of world-renowned artists, such as Olafur Eliasson and Leo Villareal, are displayed.

Olafur Eliasson, Overdeepening, 2018
Olafur Eliasson, Overdeepening, 2018
Night full view of the new headquarters
Night full view of the new headquarters

The new headquarters building of Amorepacific, which accommodates all these facilities, was designed by the acclaimed British architect David Chipperfield, who presented to the world many buildings and Europe’s most popular museums. Visitors can enjoy and explore new exhibitions where Korean art and the world’s art converge in harmony at David Chipperfield’s work of art - Amorepacific Museum of Art.