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2011~

2020

June 9
Reorganization to create Hallyu Support and Cooperation Division

Hallyu Support and Cooperation Division will be created to support the spread of the Hallyu (“Korean Wave”), Policy Analysis Team will be created for overall management and analysis of statistics, and the National Library for the Disabled will be updated to a primary institution.

2019

August 27
Reorganization for establishment of Former Jeonnam Provincial Government Building Restoration Bureau.

Reorganization including the establishment of Former Jeonnam Provincial Government Building Restoration Bureau as the temporal organization to be operated until July 31, 2022 in order to implement the Former Jeonnam Provincial Government Building Restoration Project in Gwangju.

May 7
Reorganization for establishment Gender Equality Policy Officer.

Reorganization including establishment of gender equality policy officer in the Planning and Coordination Officer for strengthening the gender equality policy function in the culture, sports and tourism field and partial adjustment of duty assignment as changing the title of Planning and Operating Team to Administrative Operation Team in National Museum of Korea for enhancing the digital service capability of the Museum.

2018

December 31
The Digital Media Communication Team and Artwork Storage Center Operation Division (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) were created.

The Digital Media Communication Team was created within the Spokesperson’s Office to strengthen public communication.
12 employees for the storage and exhibition of artwork and education were added to the staff of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.Additionally, the Artwork Storage Center Operation Division and the Artwork Storage Center Management Team were created.

August 21
The Sports Legacy Division was created.

For efficient operation, the Tourism Policy Bureau was placed under the purview of theSecond Vice Minister.
To manage and develop legacies created through at international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, the Sports Legacy Division was created within Sports Bureau.
Korean Sign Language and Korean Braille Promotion Division (National Institute of Korean Language) was removed from the list subjects to evaluate.

July 1
The Digital Media Communication Bureau and the Digital Media Communication Production Division were created.

The Digital Media Communication Bureau and the Digital Media Content Production Division were created within the Public Communications Office to manage online communication affairs of the Ministry and to produce promotional online content.
To strengthen public communication, the Public Promotion Policy Bureau was split into specialized divisions, including: Public Communication Policy Office, Public Promotion Content Panning Bureau to Public Communication Support Bureau, Public Promotion Policy Division to Public Communication Policy Division, Public Promotion Coordination Division to Public Communication Coordination Division, Public Promotion Support Division to Public Communication Support Division, Public Promotion Content Division to Public Communication Content Management Division, and the Online Public Communication Division was changed to the Digital Media Communication Planning Division.
The open recruitment system for the directors of theJeonju National Museum and the Busan National Gugak Center was abolished and the open recruitment system for positions in the Digital Media Communication Division and the Digital Media Communication Production Division were newly created.
2017

September 4
Change to the bureau-centered system. Establishment of Regional Culture Policy Officer. Reorganization to strengthen the organization supporting the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Three offices (Cultural Contents Industry Office, Sports Policy Office, Tourism Policy Office) were changed to bureaus (Contents Policy Bureau, Copyright Bureau, Media Policy Bureau, Tourism Policy Bureau, Sports Bureau). The balanced development of regional culture is systematically implemented by establishing a Regional Culture Policy Officer. Reorganization is executed to strengthen the organization supporting the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang by establishing the Pyeongchang Olympics Support Group. (51 Departments, 16 Officers, 7 Offices, 1 Assistant Undersecretary, 2 Undersecretaries → 1 Team, 51 Departments, 11 Officers, 5 Bureaus, 4 Offices, 1 Assistant Undersecretary, 2 Undersecretaries)
2016

September 29
Reorganization Including the Establishment of the Special Language Promotion Division in the National Institute of the Korean Language

The division was created as an exclusive organization within the National Institute of the Korean Language to promote the right of language for the visual and hearing impaired. Additionally, the Research Institute for Library and Information within the National Library of Korea was reorganized into the Archives Preservation and Research Center. The Serials & Government Publications Division was dismantled when the Archives Division was created. These reorganization efforts were intended to improve the work efficiency of the National Library of Korea.

April 4
Reorganization for the Establishment of a Tourism Policy Office and others

Reorganization for the promotion of the tourism industry into a national strategic industry including reorganization of the existing Sports and Tourism Policy Office to a Sports Policy Office and the new establishment of a Tourism Policy Office and a Director General for International Tourism Policy to strengthen functions of coordinating a tourism industry policy and managing international tourism policy .
(2 Vice Ministers, 1 Deputy Minister, 6 Offices, 16 Bureaus, 50 Divisions → 2 Vice Ministers, 1 Deputy Minister, 7 Offices, 16 Bureaus, 51 Divisions)
2015

December 30
Reorganization for Establishment of Mireuksaji National Museum

For systematically preserving and displaying the history and culture of Iksan, Mireuksaji National Museum is now under the management of the National Museum of Korea. To reorganize the museum 19 government employees working in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and its affiliated organizations are assigned to implement the national and cooperative projects. Furthermore, for streamlining the management of organization and human resources, the government employees (12) in the administrative category will change their job category to the technical category.

July 20
Reorganization for New Establishment of Asian Culture Complex on

Reorganization will be implemented for the following purposes: establishing Asian Culture Complex which will be the base for strengthening the cultural capability of the country through cooperation, education and research activities related to Asian culture as the executive agency under the control of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; specifying the provisions related to the organization of substructure thereof; establishing the Children Museum Division for strengthening the educational functions of the children’s museum in the National Museum of Korea; and establishing the academic research office for strengthening the functions related to academic research in the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History including planning and coordination.

March 23
Reorganization for the establishment of the support system for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games

Create the Deputy Minister position responsible for promoting national affairs as well as the Sports Cooperation Bureau and the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games Support Division under the Sports and Tourism Policy Office to support successful hosting of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.
Reorganize to strengthen welfare support of artists and increase the number of human resources needed to establish the infrastructure for the development of the popular culture and art industries.

January 6
Creation of the Sports and Tourism Policy Office and reorganization of public employee positions to reduce total number of employees

Change the name of the Tourism, Sports, and Leisure Office to the Sports and Tourism Policy Office and reduce 20 public employee positions under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and its agencies so as to pursue the national agenda and collaborative projects.
Reorganize 83 management and operation positions into administrative and technical positions to pursue the reorganization of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as improve efficiency of personnel management.
Reorganize to extend the duration of the total number of public employee positions to December 31, 2017 using the Total Payroll Budgeting System.
2014

October 23
Reorganization for the Creation of the Culture & Arts Policy Office and Tourism, Sports, & Recreation Office

The Culture and Arts Policy Office and Tourism, Sports, and Recreation Office were newly created to realize the national vision of Cultural Renaissance and strengthen overall management and coordination of the tourism, sports, tourism, and recreation areas. The Media Policy Bureau was reorganized into the Media Policy Office under the Cultural Contents Industry Office, in order to strengthen the integration between contents planning and creation as well as their distribution. The New Media Promotion Division was created within the Public Communication Office to strengthen the promotion of national affairs. The Promotion Group for Asian Hub City of Culture was also reorganized for effective implementation of tasks (Two Vice Ministers, Four Offices, Six Bureaus, One Group, and Ten Officers → Two Vice Ministers, Six Offices, One Group, and 16 Officers).

August 27
Office reorganization for creation of the Winter Olympics Special Zone Planning Team

Create the Winter Olympics Special Zone Planning Team under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to process work of the Special Zone Committee that is responsible for evaluating and coordinating major policies related to the Special Zones for the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics(Creation of a Division).

February 17
Office Reorganization for creation of Cultural Infrastructure Bureau and National Hangeul Museum

Reorganize previous Planning Group for Library and Museum Policy as the Cultural Infrastructure Bureau and place the Humanities & Culture Division, Library Policy Division, and Museum Policy Division under the bureau as its sub-organizations; transfer work of Korean studies and national culture under the Cultural Policy Bureau to the Humanities & Culture Division.
Create the National Hangeul Museum (1 general, 3 divisions) to protect and spread culture of Hangeul as the Korean language.
Reorganize the National Institute of the Korean Language from one office (Office of Language Research), one group (Public Language Support Group), one department (Department of Education Promotion), and five divisions to one office (Office of Language Research), one department (Department of Planning and Training), and six divisions.
Reorganize the Education & Communication Division under the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History as the Cultural Exchange & Communication Division and create a new division called the Education Division.
Establish the basis for special hiring of 17 clerical public employees as administrative public employees.
2013

December 12
Reorganization of public employee positions and organizational units to pursue national agenda

Following the National Public Service Law, aimed at eliminating technical and temporary public employee officials, special, temporary, and technical public employee officials under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism were reorganized into general (including professional careerists) and special public employee officials.
Reduce 21 officials in the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to pursue national agenda and collaboration projects.
Establish Sports Industry Division in the Sports Bureau to stimulate sports-related industries and job creation.
Conduct reorganization in which previous Operational Assistance Division and Personnel Division were integrated into Operational Assistance Division and other measures were taken to run the ministry more efficiently, following the relocation of the ministry to the Government Complex-Sejong.

November 12
Reorganization of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA) due to the opening of MMCA Seoul

Establish MMCA Seoul Office (one department and four divisions) responsible for managing MMCA Seoul due to the branch opening and conduct reorganization of the museum by changing the names of organizational units from “teams” to “divisions” or “offices”.

September 12
Reorganization of the MCST to execute major government projects

Change the Planning & Administration Management Officer to the Creative Administration Officer with the aim of implementing major national policies, such as achieving a next-generation administration titled “Government 3.0”.
Establish the Sejong National Library, the Naju National Museum and the Design Team at the National Museum of Korea.
Transfer art duties from the Art Policy Division to the Design & Spatial Culture Division in order to promote visual arts systematically.
Reorganize the Design & Spatial Culture Division as the Visual Arts & Design Division.
With the inauguration of the Korea Agency of Saemangeum Development and Investment(September 2013) and to foster high value-added tourism in Korea, the MCST reorganized the Tourism & Leisure Development Division, Green Tourism Division and Saemangeum Development Division as the Tourism Development Planning Division, Tourism Development Support Division and Tourism & Leisure Infrastructure Division respectively.

March 23
Enhanced organization and culture for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism according to the reorganization of government

Change the title from Emergency Planning General to Emergency Security Planning General in order to improve the emergency response system.
Create a Popular Culture Industry Division to facilitate promotion of popular culture.
Discontinue the Digital Content Industry Division as digital content’s functions are transferred to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning.
Discontinue the Media Cooperation Division in the Public Communication Office and transfer its function to the Policies & Public Opinions Division and PR & Cooperation Division.
Restructure the Culture & Arts Bureau and divide it into the Culture Policy Bureau and Arts Bureau to enhance the level of expertise in cultural and artistic policy.
Restructure the Planning Group for Library and Information Policy into the Planning Group for Library and Museum Policy and transfer the Culture & Arts Bureau in Culture Policy Bureau to Planning Group for Library and Museum Policy to enhance library policy and museum policy functions.
Rename the Tourism Industry Bureau to Tourism Bureau, discontinue Tourism Promotion Division and the Tourism & Leisure City Division and create the Tourism Industry Division and Tourism & Leisure Development Division in order to reorganize functions.
Rename the Conservation Science Team at the National Museum of Art as the Conservation Science Department.
Establish the Planning and Operation Group to enhance policy and planning functions of the National Gukak Institute.

January 24
Create a foundation for the special hiring of part time employees as full time employees and running pregnancy leave and the worker replacement program.

The basis for specially hiring 23 technical public employees as general public employees was established.
Create a quota list for pregnancy leave and the worker replacement program (assign 34 people for special quota).
2012

September 7
Establishment of a new department

Museum Policy Division was established to facilitate systematic growth of public/private museums and enhance the quality of museum policy.

September 5
Renaming of department

Name change to support expanded role of The National Disability Library at The National Library of Korea → The National Library for People with Disability

September 1
Renaming of department

Office for the Establishment of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History
→ The National Museum of Korean Contemporary History

May 23
National Gukak Middle/High School, commissioned to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology assumes responsibility for National Gukak High School, Gukak School, Traditional Art High School and Traditional Art School to promote more integrated and specialized education of Gukak and traditional art to contribute to the era of the New Korean Wave in the 21st century.

February 1
Unification of promotion function and modification of international cultural exchange function

Reorganization of Promotion Bureau to expanded Public Communication Bureau to support unification of promotion function.
Transfer of some functions of Overseas Culture Promotion Group to Culture and Art Group for enhanced international cultural exchange function.

January 1
Implementation of Total Labor Cost Policy

General positional upgrade due to implementation of Total Labor Cost Policy, which is designed to facilitate more enhanced human resources management at headquarters and affiliates
(6 class 19 employees → 5 class 19 employees / 7 class 20 employees → 6 class 20 employees)
2011

August 9
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 employees was established.

June 16
Establishment of a new department and Adjustment of work allocation between departments

Department of Exhibition & Collections was established and six members assigned to the Office for the Establishment of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History.
Korean language policy functionally consolidated (name of the Korean Language and National Culture Division and Regional Culture Division changed⇒ Korean Language Policy Division, Regional & National Culture Division).

June 7
Increase of human resources (13 employees)

Additional human resources (13 employees) recruited to strengthen the exhibition material collection and exhibition planning functions of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History; strengthen information protection functions such as the prevention of cyber hacking and illegal reproduction of copyrighted material; and for traditional Korean musical instrument research projects.

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 employees was established.

2001 ~ 2010

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.

1991 ~ 2000

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.

1948 ~ 1990

1990

January 3
Establishment of the Ministry of Culture (Presidential Decree Number 12895)

2 main offices, 4 bureaus, 18 divisions, 11 officers
The executive office of the Art Academy was established.
2 divisions
1989

December 30
Division of the Ministry of Culture and Public Information into two divisions of the Ministry of Culture and the Department of the Public Information (Law, Article number of 4183)

2 main offices, 4 divisions
1968

July 24
Inauguration of the Ministry of Culture and Public Information (Presidential Decree Number 3519)

1961

June 22
Establishment of the Department of the Public Information (Law, Article number of 631, Cabinet Decree Number 21)

(Law, Article number of 353, Presidential Decree Number 1127)
4 divisions (Investigations Bureau, Public Relations Bureau, Cultural Promotions Bureau, Media Management Bureau)
1956

February 9
Abolition of the Office of the Public Information for transfer under the jurisdiction of the President

3 bureaus (Public Relations Bureau, Publicity Bureau, Media Management Bureau)
1948

November 4
Establishment of the Office of Public Information (Presidential Decree Number 15)

1 main office, 4 bureaus (Secretarial Office, Public Relations Bureau, Publication Bureau, The Bureau of Statistics)