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July 9, 2015

Another Nationality Room takes shape


2The Korean Heritage Room is taking shape in the Cathedral of Learning in anticipation of a planned Nov. 15 dedication.

Teams of artisans from Korea are at work in Room 304 to construct what will become the University’s 30th Nationality Room.

The room is modeled after the Myung-ryoon-dang, or Hall of Enlightenment, in Seoul. The 14th-century structure was the main lecture hall of the Sung-kyun-kwan Royal Academy.


Above, below: Tae Kyu Jang and Chan Jong Oh, carpenters expert in traditional Korean architecture, trim beams for the Korean Heritage Room’s intricately paneled ceiling.

Right: Supervisor Myoung Hee Song notes details on construction plan drawings in the Korean Heritage Room.

For more information on the Korean Heritage Room, visit



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