Arts and Literature
Seoul is the home of the National Academy of Arts and nearly all of the country's learned societies and libraries. The National Classical Music Institute, also located in Seoul, is engaged in the preservation of the traditional court music of Korea and in the training of musicians. Seoul is complemented by two Western-style symphony orchestras. The Sejong Center for Performing Arts has facilities for concerts, plays, and exhibitions and is the location of an arts academy. In addition, there is a national theatre, an opera, and a number of public and private museums.