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2000

August 19
Renaming of departments

The Department of Tourism and Facility renamed the Department of Citizen Tourism.

July 1
Establishment of the Jeju National Museum under the jurisdiction of the National Museum of Korea

One department per main office

1999

May 24
Transfer of the jurisdiction of the International Public Relations and cultural assets related operations

(The State Affair Promotion Bureau and the Cultural Heritage Administration)
1 Assistant Minister, 2 Main Offices, 6 Bureaus, 4 commissioners, 27 divisions, 4 officers, 9 subordinate organizations

1998

February 28
Inauguration of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism

(Amendment of the Government Organization Law article number 5529)
1 Assistant Minister, 2 Main Offices, 6 Bureaus, 5 commissioners, 29 divisions, 5 officers, 16 subordinate organizations

1997

July 7
Inauguration of the Youth Protection Committee under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

Reduction in the number Ministry of Culture and Sports officials since 1997
- The first reduction (March 20 1997): 63 officials
- The second reduction (August 1997): 22 officials

1994

December 23
Removal of some part of the organization and undertaking of operations of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

The Culture and Life Bureau and Sport Promotion Bureau were abolished.
Take over the Tourism Organization’s services of the Department of Transportation.

May 4
Establishment of the Daegu National Museum under the jurisdiction of the National Museum of Korea

One department per main office

1993

October 7
Establishment of the Buyeo National Museum under the jurisdiction of the National Museum of Korea

One department per main office

March 6
Inauguration of the Ministry of Culture and Sports

(The Presidential Decree of the number 13869, Unification of Ministry of Culture and the Department of the Youth Sports)
1 Assistant Minister, 3 main offices, 7 bureaus, 34 divisions, 12 officers

1992

October 30
Establishment of the Korean National University of Arts

1 main office, 1 bureau, 3 divisions
The Korean National University of Arts was founded.