BTS’s RM Donates 100 Million Won To Museum On His Birthday
According to the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MMCA), RM made a generous donation of 100 million won (approximately $84,200) for his birthday on September 12.
RM’s donation will be used towards the reprinting of hard-to-find and out-of-print books related to art, some of which will be sent to elementary, middle, and high schools in 400 places across the country. The reprinted books will also be available for purchase in the museum’s bookstore.
Yoon Bum Mo, the director of the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, commented, “RM expressed his desire to support the field of art, in which he has found inspiration and comfort. Just as he was able to gain a deeper understanding of art through books, he shared his hope that children and youth who may not find it easy to access museums will be able to easily come into contact with art [through these books]. We were delighted and surprised by his wish.”
He continued, “Together with RM, who continually visits the museum in spite of his busy schedule and has been a positive influence in increasing interest in art, we will work hard to expand the practice of reading books about art.”