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.
Dr. Park Byoung-rae (
His donated cultural assets are primarily ceramics made from kilns in Gwangju (Geumsari and Bunwonri) between the 18th and 19th century, with white porcelain in underglaze cobalt blue being dominant. Consistently exuding elegance, these masterpieces are essential to the research and appreciation of white porcelain from the Joseon Dynasty. Of particular note is a range of Chinese ink water containers that once decorated the sarangbangs of various Confucius scholars. In a myriad of shapes, these containers are a joy to behold, and clearly reflect his affection and love for Korean art. His fine taste is further exemplified by ceramics with simple beauty and precise patterns, such as a gourd-shaped white porcelain bottle with an orchid design in underglaze cobalt blue (Treasure #1058).