This building housing the Busan Modern History Museum
was used as the Busan Branch of
the Oriental Development Company during
the Japanese occupation and as the Busan USIS Cultural
Center following the liberation of Korea.
Busan Metropolitan City converted this building,
a symbol of aggression and a site of painful history,
into the Busan Modern History Museum to make
it an educational space to inform Busan citizens
and others of the modern history of the port city.
The exhibition consists of the modern history
of Busan suffering from the Japanese
aggression and exploitations and
the history of the Korea-U.S. relationship.