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National Museum of Korea
Seoul, Korea, Republic of
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The National Museum of Korea is the most representative and extensive museum in Republic of Korea. The museum holds an immense collection: it has more than 310,000 historically valuable and highly aesthetic relics ranging from the Paleolithic Age to the early 20th century, and more than 12,000 masterpieces of its collection are always on display in its permanent exhibition hall. The museum has six galleries: Prehistory and Ancient History, Medieval and Early Modern History, Donated works, Calligraphy and Painting, Asian Art, and Sculpture and Crafts Galleries. Visitors can appreciate its vast collection; numerous national treasures of Korea are exhibited including Pensive Bodhisattva (a Korean National Treasure), Goryeo Celadon Openwork Burner, Ten-Story Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple Site, and Gold Crown from Silla. The Asian Gallery is designed for a better understanding of Asian culture; it presents masterpieces from diverse Asian countries. The collection shows unique characteristics of each country as well as universality. The National Museum of Korea was established in 1945. In 2005, the museum extended and reopened on a site of 307,227㎡ (building area: 45,438㎡) in Yongsan, Seoul. Since its rebirth as a “cultural complex,” the National Museum of Korea not only to preserves and exhibits precious relics, but also provide various educational programs and cultural events.

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Address
168-6, Yongsan-dong 6ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea 
City
Seoul
Country
Korea, Republic of 
Website
http://www.museum.go.kr
Contributor
International Relations & Publicity Department 

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