Pop titans BTS’ leader RM has made another generous donation for the preservation, restoration, and utilization of cultural assets overseas. The Cultural Heritage Administration and the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation announced that RM had recently donated 100 million won (over Rs. 57.1 lakhs) to the foundation for the preservation, restoration, and utilization of cultural assets overseas.
BTS’ RM makes donation of over Rs. 57.1 lakhs to overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation
According to Korean media portal Soompi, on September 15, In September 2021, RM quietly donated 100 million won (over Rs. 57.1 lakhs) to the Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation. According to the foundation, the donations were used for conservation work of the Joseon Dynasty hwarots—traditional Korean clothing worn during the Goryeo and Joseon Dynasty by only royal women for ceremonial occasion—at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The additional 100 million won that RM donated this year will be used to create a catalog introducing Korean paintings.
As the report notes, RM was also recognized as one of the 2020 Patrons of the Art after loaning a piece of his sculpture collection, “Horse” by sculptor Kwon Jin Gyu, to the Seoul Museum of Art and donating 100 million won (over Rs. 57.1 lakhs) to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Recently, the artist also provided commentary in both Korean and English for “The Space Between: Modern Korean Art Exhibition,” which is on display at LACMA starting from September 11, 2022.
On the music front, RM was featured on the track ‘Sexy Nukim’ – a song by Balming Tiger.
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