For a country that values its heritage and national pride, the existence of a National Museum is extremely important. The National Museum of Korea is the most important museum towards the safekeeping of Korean history and art. Other than a repository of national treasures, the museum is also a cultural organization that best represents South Korea. The National Museum commits to conduct various research studies and activities in history, art and archaeology. It initiates and implements a variety of exhibitions and educational programs.
The idea of establishing a museum of national scale was first thought of by Emperor Sunjong in 1908. Back then, the museum was called the Imperial Household Museum. In 1945, South Korea declared its independence and in that same year the National Museum [Read more…]