|SEOUL, Korea (October 26, 2014) –The Musée d’Orsay in Paris is to introduce its first-ever Korean language audio guide thanks to Korean Air. Korean visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy the museum’s world-renowned art collection with commentaries in their mother tongue.
On October 24, Korean Air’s Managing Vice President Yong-Chul Kim and the Musée d’Orsay’s President Guy Cogeval have gathered in the Museum’s ‘Le Salon du Président’ to sign an agreement confirming the airline’s sponsorship and development of the Museum’s Korean-language program, for the first half of 2015.
This sponsorship of audio guides at the Musée d’Orsay adds to the agreements already in place at three other world renowned museums – the Musée du Louvre also in Paris, the British Museum in London and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In addition to the Musée d’Orsay’s audio guide, which features commentary about over three hundred masterpieces, the museum will develop and launch a guide map and catalogue in Korean.
Currently, the museum’s audio guide is available in nine languages other than Korean, including English, French, German, Chinese and Japanese, which has caused frustration for some Korean visitors. But such inconveniences will soon be mitigated with the Museum’s launch of the Korean-language guide program thanks to support from Korean Air.
The collections of the Musée d’Orsay, housed in a former train station, consist of paintings and sculptures from 1848 to 1914 as well as decorative arts and important collections of drawings and photographs. The most famous artists, represented in the museum, range from Courbet and Millet to Gauguin and Van Gogh alongside the Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and Symbolists. The museum has been constantly reinventing itself across the board under the headline, ‘Nouvel Orsay’, with the openings of new galleries and amenities designed by world renowned architects and artists.
As a leading global carrier, Korean Air is committed to partnerships with the world’s prestigious museums and developing and contributing to global cultural understanding.
About Korean Air
Korean Air, established in 1969, is one of the world’s top 20 airlines and carried more than 23 million passengers in 2013. Korean Air operates in excess of 430 flights per day to 125 cities in 45 countries on six continents with a fleet of 155 aircrafts including ten A380s.
With its modern aircraft and over 20,000 professional employees, Korean Air offers customers safety, convenience and comfort. Korean Air’s award-winning offerings of Korean and Western meals and state-of-the-art inflight entertainment system provide passengers with a memorable inflight experience.
The airline is a founding member of the Sky Team airline alliance which together with its 20 members, offers its 569 million annual passengers a worldwide system of more than 15,000 daily flights covering 1,064 destinations in 178 countries.
Korean Air introduced the double-decker A380 aircraft to its fleet in 2011 and made the interior more spacious than any other airline, with just 407 seats spread across three classes, with the top deck dedicated to ‘Prestige’ business class. The design also features the world’s first onboard ‘Duty Free Showcase’ and three bars and lounges.
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