The Donated Works section displays treasures that have been generously donated to
the museum by individual collectors, including exquisite examples of painting,
ceramics, sculpture, lacquer ware, metal arts, tiles, and more.
Since the restoration of Korean independence in 1945, more than 270 individuals have donated their cultural assets to the National Museum of Korea, without recompense, in order to share
The types of donated assets vary as much as the donors: bronzewares, ceramics, wooden furniture, metal crafts, stationery, paintings, and many more. In total, over 27,000 pieces have been donated.