Dr. Keum-jin Yoon is President of the Cultural Foundation of National Museum of Korea since the end of 2017. Ms. Yoon began her career with the Korea Foundation in 1985 when it was identified as the International Cultural Society of Korea. Since then she has held a series of leadership positions at the Korea Foundation until she completed her term as Executive Vice President in December 2017. Prior to this, Ms. Yoon served as Director of the Korea Foundation’s Washington D.C. office and, as the Director of the Cultural Center which she envisioned and made into reality.
In prior leadership roles, Ms. Yoon has been instrumental in enhancing the Korean Studies Support Abroad, Overseas Museum Support, Culture & Arts Exchange, Publications, and Invitation programs which are the backbone of the Korea Foundation. By virtue of her experiences and expertise in museum management, she was appointed as President of the Cultural Foundation of National Museum of Korea which was established to preserve Korea’s cultural heritage and to enhance the public’s cultural understanding. She is an executive member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) Korea and has served as an advisor to various cultural organizations on cultural policy and cultural administration.
Ms. Yoon received a B.A. in English Education and M.A. in Linguistics from Ewha Woman’s University, an M.A. in Museum Management from Dankook University, and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology (Museum studies) from Hanyang Univerity