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About the program

In 2005, the National Museum of Korea entered into a cultural exchange agreement with the National Museum of China in Beijing. Under the agreement, the museums have been exchanging two experts for two weeks each year since 2006 to establish an academic network for their research and exhibitions. This program is aimed at strengthening the cooperative relationship between the two museums by sharing information and knowledge pertinent to various areas: operation and management strategies, exhibitions, academic research, artifact management, conservation science, educational programs and others. A total of 42 experts participated in this program from 2006 to 2014. During that period, the program mainly offered artifact investigation, academic surveys of excavation sites and historical sites, briefings on relevant topics, and interviews with museum staff.

Exchange Fields and Number of Fellows: 2006–2014

Theme National Museum of Korea
(19 Fellows)
National Museum of China
(23 Fellows)
Archaeology, Art History, and Exhibition Techniques 11 7
Informatization and Operation of Collection Management System 3 5
Artifact Conservation and Restoration 2 5
Academic Publication - 3
Museum Education 2 2
Development of Cultural Products 1 1

Information on the National Museum of China

The National Museum of China incorporates Chinese history and art. The museum provides a wide range of functions, ranging from artifact collection, exhibition, research, archaeology, and public education to cultural exchange. The Museum is a public cultural institution under the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China.

In 2012, the museum celebrated its 100th anniversary. The name “The National Museum of China” was officially given in 2003, when the Museum of Chinese History and the Museum of Chinese Revolution merged. The Museum expanded its scope through a remodeling project implemented from 2007 to 2011. As a result, it is one of the largest museums in the world, with a total area of 200,000 m2, and it preserves more than 1 million historical artifacts. The Museum’s collection consists of significant artifacts from each historical period, from prehistory to modern times; masterpieces from various centuries; and artifacts excavated from archaeological sites.

Some of the best-known artifacts in the collection are the bronze ware from the Shang–Zhou period. They are an impressive testament to the level of sophistication in ceremonial music and bronze work in ancient China. The artifacts were collected from various parts of China, and are representative of China’s history.

The museum operates two permanent exhibitions, Ancient China (古代中國) and The Road of Rejuvenation (復興之路), as well as diverse themed exhibitions and special exhibitions, in its 46 galleries. The National Museum of China offers the public one of the best museum facilities in the world. Visitors can enjoy high-quality exhibitions featuring Chinese history and art, as well as other cultural leisure services.

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