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Yoo Geum Museum of Roof-end Tiles
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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The YooGeumMuseum of Roof-end Tile is Korea's only roof-end museum. It opened its doors in January, 2008. The museum is located on Seokpajeonggil where Mt. Bukhan and Mt. Inwang in Seoul unfold on either side. Its size is equivalent to three floors above ground, and it consists of an exhibition hall, a seminar hall, and other facilities. Currently, the museum owns ancient objects including 4,000 East Asian roof-ends and ancient bricks (Yoo Changjong Collection) and 1,500 clay figurines and potteries (Geum Gisook Collection). In spring (May) and autumn (October) of each year, the Museum organizes a special exhibition for roof end tiles and clay figurines. The roof end tiles and ancient bricks have been collected since 1978 and thus has a history of more than 30 years. In 2005, the collection of Ito, a Japanese collector who had been gathering roof end tiles since the 1910s, was added. As such, the total history of collection adds up to more than 100 years. Thus, the museum has developed as a place that has the world's best East Asian roof end tiles. An important purpose of establishing this museum and organizing exhibitions is to learn from roof end tiles the wisdom and creativity of Korea's ancestors who created a culture that is superior to their predecessors and to provide opportunities and resources to study cultural exchange of East Asia.

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Address
302-5 Buam-dong, Jongro-gu 
City
Seoul
Country
Korea, Republic of 
Website
http://yoogeum.org
Contributor
Shin, Eun-Hee, Chief Curator; Yoo, Young-ji, Chief Manager 

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