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. Iuchi Isao (井內功, 1911~1992), a Japanese dentist, became interested in Korean roof tiles as a child, when his uncle gave him an animal-patterned roof tile from Unified Silla. Later, he created the Iuchi Isao ancient culture study room in his house, where he studied Korean roof tiles and bricks and published numerous papers.
In 1987, he donated 1,082 roof tiles and bricks from his collection to the National Museum of Korea, with the goal of promoting friendly relations between