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2010

December 8
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

The Online Promotions Division in the Promotions Support Bureau was established to rearrange works process to strengthen online policy promotions.
The Admission Division for Korea National University of Arts was established; Antiquities Department and History Department for Art and Science Office of National Museum of Korea integrated; and art and science research-related works integrated and rearranged.

July 2
Extension of the open position system and establishment of the Culture Policy General

Position of the Public Relations Policy General was abolished and replaced by the position of the Culture Policy General.
The open position system extensively applied to 8 Senior Executive Services and 19 Managers.
The International Culture Section included in the Korean Overseas Culture and Information Service. Increased the number staff at the National Library of Korea to 6.

February 8
Abolition of the National Children’s Museum, and transfer of regular staff of the National Folk Museum

The National Children’s Museum, formerly run by the National Folk Museum of Korea, closed permanently.
Six regular staff members from the Headquarters and five regular staff of the National Folk Museum were transferred to support the services of the National Theater of Korea.

January 1
Establishment of the grounds for special hiring of technical public employees as general public employees

The basis for specially hiring 40 technical public employees as general public was established.

2009

December 29
Transfer of specialists to the Prime Minister's Office for the strengthening of national policy public relations

As the Deputy Minister for Administration Affairs at the Prime Minister's Office is responsible for the management, coordination, and evaluation of national public relations, two staff members of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism were transferred to the Prime Minister's Office.

October 19
Name-change

The Office for the Establishment of the Korea National Exhibition Center renamed the Office for the Establishment of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History.

May 4
Restructuring into a larger bureau/department system

Reorganized into a 2-vice minister, 3-office, 5-bureau, 13-division (unit), 52-department (team), and 11-affiliation organization.
The Culture & Arts Bureau, Media Policy Bureau and Religious Affairs Division were established.
The Office for the Establishment of the Korea National Exhibition Center was established.
The Digital Data Operation Department was established under the National Library of Korea.
The National Children’s Museum was established under the National Folk Museum of Korea.

2008

December 31
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

The Trade Cooperation Team and Leisure Policy Team were established.

October 8
Establishment of a new department

The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts was established in Busan.

July 3
Crackdown on illegal software

32 staff members responsible for crackdown on illegal software transferred from the Ministry of Knowledge Economy to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

March 6
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

2 Vice Ministers, 3 Offices, 5 Bureaus, 2 special offices (Library Policy Bureau, Office for the Hub-City of Asian Culture), 11 Commissioners, 62 Divisions and 11 subordinate organizations.
PR/government statement on the affairs of the Government Information Agency and operation of digital contents transferred from the Ministry of Information and Communication to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Korean Overseas Culture and Information Service and KTV transferred from the Government Information Agency to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

February 29
Inauguration of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Operation of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Government Information Agency and Ministry of Information and Communication(the operation on digital contents) integrated in accordance with the amended Government Organization Law.

2007

September 18
Establishment of the Cultural Industry Commission and Tourism Industry Commission

Finance Operation Division was established.
Multicultural Policy Division was established.

May 25
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

The New Media Industry Division and Cultural Media Bureau were established.
The Copyright Policy Division and Copyright Industry Division separated from the Copyright Division of Cultural Industry Bureau.
Policy Coordination Division changed to the Planning and Coordination Division.

May 2
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

The Promotional Group for Asian Hub City of Culture was established.
The Planning Group for Library and Information Policy was established.

2006

September 22
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

The Administration Assistance Department was reorganized as The Administration Assistance Team.
The Informatization Team changed to the Information Strategy Team.

July 25
Establishment of new departments/name-changes (changed from the previous department system to a team system emphasizing outcome and result)

The Legislative Affairs Team and Traditional Arts Team were established.

July 1
Adjustment of the number of regular staff and their positions

A higher ranking public officers’ team system implemented.

April 6
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

The General Affairs Bureau was reorganized as the Administration Assistance Department.
The National Library for Children and Young Adults was established.

January 1
Operation of selected additional organizations responsible for management and operation

National Museum of Contemporary Art

2005

December 15
Establishment of a new department

1 department (Disabled Sports Team)

August 16
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

4 new departments were established: Performance Management Team, Spatial Culture Team, Cultural Technology and Human Resources Team, External Affairs Team.
Copyright management rendered under the jurisdiction of the Cultural Industry Bureau from the Cultural Policies Bureau.
The Education and Culture Interchange was established in the National Museum of Korea.
The Department of Planning was established in the Korean National University of Arts.
Change of name: The Department of Game and Music Industry to the Department of Game Industry, Investment Cooperation Team and Investment Promotion Team.

June 8
Adjustment of the class of Finance and Planning Officer's position.

Change from the fourth class to the third class.

April 27
Transfer of 33 regular staff of the Department of Youth to the Youth Committee.


March 31
Establishment of new departments, abolition of certain departments and name-changes

Public Relations Manager was abolished.
Reorganization from Planning and Management Office to Policy Management and Public Relations Office.
The Public Relations Team and Public Relations Manager was established.
Change of name: from Budget Manager to Finance and Planning Officer.
The Planning and Development Commission for the Tourism and Leisure City was established and installed the subsidiary teams of Planning and General Management Team, Tourism and Leisure Facility Team, Investment Cooperation Team.

March 2
Adjustment and increase in the number of regular staff.

Adjustment of the number of regular staff in each class at the headquarters and subsidiary institutions (the National Museum of Korea and the National Library of Korea).
Increase in the number of document and archive researchers.

2004

December 31
Establishment of new departments and increase of human resources

The Innovation and Personnel Planning Officer and Religious Affairs officer were established.
Increase in the number of fifth-class administration staff.

November 11
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

The Religious Affairs Officer’s position was abolished.
The Department of the Religious Administration was established in the Religious Affairs Office.
New departments were established: International Cultural Cooperation Team and Regional Culture Team in the Cultural Policies Bureau.
The Department of Korean Language Policy was reorganized into the Korean Language and National Culture Team.
Jurisdiction over certain functions of the library and museum transferred to the National Museum of Korea and the National Library of Korea.
New department was established: The Culture and Arts Education Team in the Arts Bureau.
The Performing Arts Team was reorganized into Foundation of Arts Promotion Team.
The Cultural Industry Bureau divided into two divisions: The Cultural Industry Bureau and Cultural Media Bureau.
New departments were established: Cultural Media Industry Promotion Team; Broadcasting and Advertising Team; Publication Industry Team.
New department was established: Sports Leisure Industry Team in Sports Bureau.
Youth-related departments were reorganized: The Youth Support Department and Youth Training Department into the Youth Participation Promotion Team and Youth Culture Team.
Change of name: the National Research Institution of the Korean Language to the National Institution of the Korean Language .

2003

June 27
Adjustment of the formation of the Planning and Management Office, and change of open positions

Executive Director, Assistant Executive Director, or one officer in special government services (Second class or third class)
One fourth class officer or an officer in special government services equivalent to the fourth class.

April 7
Assignment of two Policy Advisors as the heads of institutions


March 12
Promotion of the position of the head of the National Museum of Korea

Arts and Sciences Researcher -> Officials for the State Affairs (equivalent to the Vice Minister’s position)

2002

May 27
Establishment of the Chuncheon National Museum under the jurisdiction of the National Museum of Korea

One department per main office

March 9
Establishment of new departments/name-changes

The Office of Information Management and the Department of Practical Sports were established.
The Sports Interchange Department renamed the International Sports Department.

2001

May 11
Renaming of departments

The Department of Culture and Products renamed the Department of Culture Contents Promotion.