Seoyoung Kim gained a BA in Art Studies at Hong-Ik University in Seoul. She came to UK in 1999 to study Conservation and gained a MA in Conservation of Historic Objects at De Montfort University in Lincoln. She completed the Kress Postgraduate Fellowship at the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, USA. She worked for Glasgow Museums, Scotland, U.K. from 2003 to 2008, and worked for the Wallace Collection, London from 2008 to 2014 as Conservator. She joined Kingston Museum working as Curator in 2014. Seoyoung is an accredited member (ACR) of the Institute of Conservation.
Seoyoung teaches Care of Collections for MA in Museum and Gallery Studies at Kingston University as a visiting lecturer.
Seoyoung has published number of articles on various museum issues.