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Museums in Korea

 

 

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Museum links

Korean Museum Association
( http://www.museum.or.kr/english/members.htm )
Korean Museum Association links about 250 member museums including folk and art -museums.

Korean Heritage Online
( http://www.heritage.go.kr/eng/mus/nat_lis.jsp )
Korean Heritage Online lists national museums, public museums, private museums and university museums with complete visitor information and comprehensive descriptions of the museums and the important items of the collection. Almost no weblinks.

UMAC Worldwide Database of University Museums & Collections
( http://publicus.culture.hu-berlin.de/collections/list.php?id=i&l=South+Korea )
UMAC Worldwide Database of University Museums & Collections lists 89 museum with brief descriptions.

Korea Association University Musems
( http://www.kaum.or.kr/english/6/main1.htm )
Korea Association University Museums links about 90 university museums.

Virtual Library museums pages
( http://vlmp.museophile.org/korea.html )
Virtual Library museums pages lists only few museums in Korea.

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National Museums

National Museum of Korea
( http://www.museum.go.kr )
up-to-date information only on the korean pages
The National Museum of Korea in Seoul is the most important national museum. It comprises the archaeological and historical galleries, as well as the galleries of fine arts and Asian arts. "Its is a place for education on traditional culture that is displayed in a systematic manner so that domestics and foreign visitors can easily see the characteristics of the Korean culture". (from the website)

Buyeo National Museum
( http://buyeo.museum.go.kr )
up-to-date information only on the korean pages
The Buyeo National Museum exhibits about 1,000 artifacts  in the fields of archaeology and arts in its collection collected in Chungcheongnam-do. Located in Buyeo, the capital of Baekje during the Sabi period (A.D. 538-660), the Buyeo National Museum is a museum fully devoted to the Baekje culture and plays a central and leading role in the study, research and preservation of the Baekj culture. (from the website)

Cheongju National Museum
( http://cheongju.museum.go.kr )
up-to-date information only on the korean pages
The Cheongju National Museum opened on October 30, 1987. Its mission is to survey, study, and display the cultural heritage of Chungcheongbuk-do and educate the public on the unique provincial culture. The museum has a permanent collection of some 2,300 artifacts excavated from Chungcheongbuk-do dating from the prehistoric ages to the Joseon Dynasty. (from the website)

Chuncheon National Museum
( http://chuncheon.museum.go.kr/eng/index.asp  )
The Chuncheon National Museum that was finally opened on Oct. 30 in 2002 preserves, exhibits and researches the cultural assets in Gangwon-do and conducts the social education for the people. (from the website)

Daegu National Museum
( http://daegu.museum.go.kr/english/index.htm )
up-to-date information only on the korean pages
The Daegu National Museum opened on 7th December 1994 houses approximately 30,000 artifacts. Its main collection consists of not only archaeological objects but also fine art objects. (from the website)

Gimhae National Museum
( http://www.gwmy.or.kr/temp/en/index_en.htm )
up-to-date information only on the korean pages
The Gimhae National Museum opened on July 29th, 1998 with the purpose of compiling all the available cultural properties of Gaya; one of ancient states in Korea. (from the website)

Gongju National Museum
( http://gongju.museum.go.kr/engweb/main/main.html )
The Gongju National Museum preserves and manages 10,000 cultural properties including 19 national treasures and 3 treasures excavated in Daejeon and Chungcheongnam-do areas. (from the website)

Gwangju National Museum
( http://gwangju.museum.go.kr )
The Gwangju National Museum opened to the public December 6, 1978 houses more than 40.000 pieces excavated in Jeolla area of ancient Mahan and Baekje. (from the website)

Gyeongju National Museum
( http://gyeongju.museum.go.kr )
up-to-date information only on the korean pages
The Gyeongju National Museum, a treasure house of Silla Kingdom's one thousand year culture. (from the website)

Jeju National Museum
( http://jeju.museum.go.kr/en/ )
Jeju National Museum opened on June 15 , 2001. It is an archaeology and history museum located on the island of Jeju. Jeju National Museum presents the unique history and culture of Jeju in one place. On display are artifacts and relics excavated from historic sites all over Jeju and objects of historic value from other regions.  (from the website)

Jeonju National Museum
( http://jeonju.museum.go.kr )
up-to-date information only on the korean pages
Jeonju National Museum opened as the 9th National Museum on October 26, 1990 is a comprehensive museum that provides the history and culture of Jeollabuk-do. (from the website)

Jinju National Museum
( http://jinju.museum.go.kr/english/main/htm/main.htm )
up-to-date information only on the korean pages
This museum was opened in 1984 in Jinju, a city of history and culture, as one which was first committed to the research and exhibition of the artifacts from the prehistoric and Gaya periods. Later in 1998 it was reborn as a history museum, exclusively specializing in the theme of Imjin waeran (the Japanese invasion in 1592). (from the website)

Korean National Maritime Museum
( http://www.seamuse.go.kr/en/ )
Founded in 1994, the Korean National Maritime Museum is governed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism through its the Cultural Properties Administration. The Museum is committed to promoting and presenting Korea's maritime heritage to people through stimulating exhibits and various programs. Exhibition artifacts include some archaeological shipwrecks and their cargo like Sinan, Wando, Jindo, Dallido and Doripo. (from the website)

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Municipal and Historical Museums

Baekje Historical Museum (Buyeo)
( http://www.bhm.or.kr/english/museum/index.jsp )
The Center for Baekje History and Culture was built within the Baekje History Reproduction Complex to help visitors to better understand the dynasty by presenting significant relics and historical facts in the form of miniatures, graphics or images rather than merely displaying excavated relics. (from the website)

Bokcheon Museum (Busan)
( http://museum.busan.kr/eng/bokcheon/menu1.html )
Bokcheon Museum opened is displaying artifacts excavated from the tumulus group in Bokcheon-dong that show the history of Busan from the prehistoric age to the Three Kingdoms Era. The museum opened on Oct. 5, 1996 with various structural remains and remains of earthenware and ironware from 113 tombs excavated in five surveys. On display are remains found in the extraordinary Bokcheon-dong Tombs. (Historic Sites 273) (from the website)

Bonghwang-Dong Relics Park (Gimhae)
( http://www.gsiseol.or.kr/siseol.htm?active=GB000013 )
Website in Korean only.

Busan Museum
( http://www.museum.busan.kr/eng/introdu/menu1.html )
Busan Museum opened in 1978 and exhibits relics on the history and culture of Busan from the Prehistoric period to the present. (from the website)

Cheongju Historic Museum of Baekje
( http://www.cjbaekje.net/ )
Website in Korean and Japanese. The English and Chinese website is not available yet.

Daegaya Museum
( http://www.daegaya.net/english/main.htm )
The Daegaya Museum is located below the Jisan-dong group of tombs, where royal tombs of Daegaya are located. Dedicated to the history of Daegaya, the museum displays the history and culture of Daegaya and Goryeong. (from the website)

Daegwallyeong Museum
( http://www.daegwallyeongmuseum.go.kr/daegwallyeong/index.php )
Website in Korean only.

DaeSeong-Dong Tombs Museum (Gimhae)
( http://ds.gsiseol.or.kr/ )
Website in Korean only.

Dongsan Pottery Museum
( http://www.dongsanmuseum.org/ )
Website in Korean only.

Durumean Museum (Agricultural Museum, Bubwon-Ub, Pajoo-Si, Kyonggi-Do)
( http://www.durumea.org/eng/ )
The Durumean Museum, situated in Choli-gol at Shibli Valley, is an Agricultural Museum with a large collection of ceramics, starting from the red earthenware from the proto Three-Kingdoms Period, the gray earthenware of Baekjae, Shilla, and Gaya, to Goryeo porcelain, Chosun pottery, white porcelain, and more modern earthen pottery. (from the website)

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum
( http://www.musenet.or.kr/eng/introduction/visitor.asp )
Kyonggi Provincial Museum is collecting, researching, and exhibiting cultural artifacts within our province. Natural history, archaeology, literature, folklore life, calligraphy and paintings, donated artifacts, outdoor exhibits are some categories our museum exhibits to tourists. It also contains an Archaeological and Art Hall. (from the website)

Hanam Museum of History
( http://www.hanammuseum.com/Home/ )
Website in Korean.

Horim Museum
( http://www.horimmuseum.org/engframe1.htm )
Horim museum established in 1982 owns more than 10,000 collections of Korean arts including more than 3,000 earthenwares, 1,100 celadons, 2,100 porcelains, 500 punchongs, 2,000 paintings and books, 400 metal arts and 700 other items. (from the website)

Jeongju Historical Museum
( http://www.jeonjumuseum.org/ )
Website in Korean only.

Land Museum of Korea
( http://www.landmuseum.co.kr/main.jsp )
Website in Korean only.

Mireuksa Museum (Iksan Jeollabukdo)
( http://www.mireuksaji.org/other/english_1.htm )
The museum was established in 1997 and exhibits the relics of the Mireuksa temple site, which was the greatest Buddhist temple in the kingdom of Baekje.
(from the website)

Mungyeongsaejae Museum (Mungyeong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do)
( http://www.mgsj.go.kr/index.jsp )
Website in Korean only.

Samcheok Municipal Museum
( www.scm.go.kr )
Website in Korean only.
Samcheok Municipal Museum permanently exhibits some 350 relics of its collection of four thousand artifacts in the three exhibition halls, and operates various functions including the rubbed copy experience room, the archive and the planned exhibition office. (from the website)

Samyang-dong Prehistoric Museum, Jeju City
( http://samyang.jeju.go.kr/contents/?mid=03 )
Website in Korean only.

Seoul Museum of History
( http://www.museum.seoul.kr/ )
The Seoul Museum of History aims to be an extraordinary cultural destination in Seoul with providing an opportunity to see and experience the history and traditional culture of the nation's capital to its citizens and foreign visitors. (from the website)

Yanggu Prehistoric Museum
( http://210.178.146.5/eng/cyber/sunsa/sa_main.html )
Yariggj Prehistoric Museum built on Ha-ri Dolmen Park exhibits approximately 650 pieces of relics excavated in the Yanggu area of the New Stone Age. the Old Stone Age and the Bronze Age. (from the website)

 

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University Museums

UMAC Worldwide Database of University Museums & Collections
( http://publicus.culture.hu-berlin.de/collections/list.php?id=i&l=South+Korea )
The UMAC Worldwide Database of University Museums & Collections lists 89 museums, with brief information and descriptions.

Korea Association of University Museums
( http://www.kaum.or.kr/english/6/main1.htm )
The Korea Association University Museums links about 90 university museums.

Korean Heritage Online
( http://www.heritage.go.kr/eng/mus/unv_lis.jsp  )
Korean Heritage Online lists a selection of university museums with complete visitor information, long descriptions of the museum and of the important items of the collection. It contains pictures. weblinks are often missing.

 

Ajou University Museum
( http://museum.ajou.ac.kr )

Andong National University Museum
( http://www.andong.ac.kr/english/admin/museum.htm )

Chonbuk National University Museum
( http://museum.chungbuk.ac.kr/intro.jsp )

Chosun University Museum
( http://museum.chosun.ac.kr/index.jsp )

Chungbuk National University Museum
( http://museum.chungbuk.ac.kr/intro.jsp )

Daegu University Museum
( http://museum.daegu.ac.kr/ )

Daejeon University Museum
( http://museum.dju.ac.kr/kor/sch/sch_src/term.cgi )

Suk Joo-sun Memorial Museum Dankook University (Seoul)
( http://museum.dankook.ac.kr/kor/mai/main.html )

Dong-A University Museum
( http://museum.donga.ac.kr/ )

Dongguk University Museum
( http://wwwk.dongguk.ac.kr/~museum/ )

Ewha Womans University Museum
( http://museum.ewha.ac.kr/eng_museum/about.asp )

Gangneung University Museum
( http://kangnung.ac.kr/%7Emuseum/ )

Gangwon University Museum
( http://museum.kangwon.ac.kr/ )

Gyeongsang National University Museum (Chinju)
( http://www.gsnu.ac.kr/english/university/facilities_sub12.jsp )

Hallym University Museum
( http://www.hallym.ac.kr/%7Emuseum/intro.htm )

Hanyang University Museum
( http://www.museumuf.hanyang.ac.kr/ )

Keimyung University Museum
( http://museum.kmu.ac.kr/intro.jsp )

Kongju National University (Chungnam)
( http://english.kongju.ac.kr/auxiliary/auxiliary_05.htm )

Konkuk University Museum
( http://museum.konkuk.ac.kr/ )

Korea University Museum
( http://museum.korea.ac.kr/ )

Museum of Kunsan National University (Jeonbuk)
( http://san.kunsan.ac.kr/~museum/main.html )

Kwandong University Museum
( http://museum.kwandong.ac.kr/kor/main.jsp )

Kyonggi University Museum
( http://museum.kyonggi.ac.kr/ )

Kyungnam University Museum
( http://museum.kyungnam.ac.kr/intro.jsp )

Kyungsung University Museum (Pusan)
( http://ks.ac.kr/ksmuseum/ )

Jeonju University Museum
( http://museum.jeonju.ac.kr/kor/mai/mai.jsp )

Mokpo National University Museum
( http://mnum.mokpo.ac.kr/main.asp )

Pukyoung National University Museum
( http://web.pknu.ac.kr/kor/organization/museum/museum.html )

Pusan National University Museum
( http://pnu-museum.org/en/about/about_01.aspx )

Seoul National University Museum
( http://eng.snum.org/ )

Silla University Museum (Pusan)
( http://www.silla.ac.kr/english/03_organization/sub_02.htm )
( http://lotus.silla.ac.kr )

Ulsan University Museum
( http://museum.ulsan.ac.kr/ )

Useok University Museum
( http://museum.woosuk.ac.kr/ )

WonKwang (Waegwan) University Museum
( http://museum.wonkwang.ac.kr/intro.jsp )

Yeungnam University Museum, Daegu
( http://www.yumuseum.net/english/YUM_index.aspx )

 

 

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Korean Archaeological Societies

 

 

The Korean Archaeological Society
http://www.kras.or.kr/kras_home.aspx )

The Yongnam Archaeological Society
http://www.yngogo.or.kr/home.asp )

The Honam Archaeological Society
http://www.hnas.or.kr/ )

The Hoseo Archaeological Society
http://www.hsas.or.kr/ )

The Gangwon Archaeological Society
http://www.gwgogo.or.kr/ )

The Korean Society of Conservation Science for Cultural Properties
http://home.sunchon.ac.kr/~dochoonho/kscs.html )

The Seoul Kyonggi Archaeological Society
http://www.archeology.or.kr/ )

The Korean Ancient Historical Society
http://www.sanggo.or.kr/ )

The Korean Paleolithic Society
http://www.kolithic.or.kr/ )

Korean Neolithic Research Society
http://www.neolith.or.kr/ )

Society for Korean Ancient History
http://www.hongik.ac.kr/%7Ekosa/ )

Korean Society for Cultural Anthropology
http://www.koanthro.or.kr/ )

 

 

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Other Resources on Korean Archaeology

 

 

Early Korea Project, Korea Institute, Harvard University
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~ekp/ )

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