State announces third Korean American National Museum design for $4 million

Monday, August 12, 2019

The city of Los Angeles and California will support $ 7.5 million to build the nation's first Korean-American museum, a 30-year long-awaited project for the Korean American community, and will begin construction in 2020. Hanmi Museum went through two design changes to finalize the final design plan. A “archive” will also be created to hold immigration feeds. 

The State Legislature is providing $ 4 million to the US-Korea Museum for the 2019-2020 budget. The City Council of Los Angeles has already decided to provide $ 3.5 million. 
On this day, the state government funding ceremony was held by Congressman Miguel Santiago (District 53-LA Korean Town), who initiated the Museum Budget Act (AB1742).

Assemblymember Santiago said, "Building the first US-American museum in Los Angeles and supporting the construction of the government is national news."