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Cultural Philanthropist Son Chang-geun Passes Away
Cultural Philanthropist Son Chang-geun Passes Away0Several days after his funeral, it became known that Son Chang-geun, a renowned collector of cultural artifacts, passed away at age 95. The deceased’s son later shared that it was his late father’s wish for a quiet funeral.

Son was born in Kaesong, Korea, in 1929 and graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in textile engineering. He began collecting various types of cultural heritage with his father, Son Se-gi, which would later become part of the “Son Se-gi and Son Chang-geun Collection.”

In his lifetime, Son earned the nickname “Donation King” for his monetary contributions to cultural institutions and his donations of national treasures and treasure-level cultural assets. In 2008, the philanthropist donated W100 million to the National Museum of Korea, the fund earmarked for research purposes. In 2017, he gave away a building worth W5 billion and W100 million to the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He also steadily donated 304 artifacts from his private collection to the National Museum of Korea, including the first edition of Yongbieocheonga, the first work written in Hangul.

The final artifact to be donated was Sehando, a painting from the Joseon dynasty and now designated National Treasure No. 180. This painting by Kim Jeong-hui, pen name Chusa, is considered a masterpiece of Korean art. For this precious donation, the Cultural Heritage Administration awarded Son the Geumgwan (Gold Crown) Order of Cultural Merit, the highest honor of its kind, in 2020. Then-President Moon Jae-in also invited Son to the Blue House in a show of gratitude.



Sean Jung
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인쇄기능입니다.
1. How much money did Son donate to the National Museum of Korea in 2008?
2. What significant donation did Son make to KAIST in 2017?
3. What is the name of the first work written in Hangul that Son donated?
4. Who invited Son Chang-geun to the Blue House in gratitude?
 
1. What motivates individuals like Son Chang-geun to donate significant cultural artifacts and funds?
2. How do donations from private collectors influence the preservation and accessibility of cultural heritage?
3. In what ways can early exposure to cultural heritage influence an individual's future contributions to cultural preservation?
4. How does the recognition of donors, such as awards or invitations to official residences, impact public awareness of cultural heritage?
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