Canadians only know North Korea by its missile testing or leader – all of which give North Korea a monolithic and caricatured image. While the country’s laws and regime remain constant, the North Korean people are constantly evolving, defying the regime to consume and distribute smuggled content and media at unprecedented levels.
Our museum exists to dismantle outdated and disempowering narratives of North Korea while elevating the voices of the North Korean people. We hope to inspire Canadian audiences in reimagining a new North Korea: made in the image of its people, not its leader.
The People's Museum of North Korea raises funds for HanVoice’s new private sponsorship program which allows Canadians to privately sponsor and resettle North Korean refugees in Canada. The historic program presents an opportunity for North Koreans, who have undergone an arduous 5,000-kilometre journey to escape the harsh brutalities of a dictatorship, to start life anew.