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The National Museum of Korea implements numerous overseas excavation projects to compare ethnic cultures in East Asia to Korean culture. These projects are part of the Museum’s efforts to objectively elucidate Chinese influence on East Asia, and strengthen Korean cultural identity by studying and comparing the formation of ethnic cultures in different regions. To this end, the Museum signed various joint expedition agreements with Mongolia and Vietnam for excavation and exchange projects. Joint expedition agreements with Mongolia began in 1997. Under these agreements, the Museum has conducted various field surveys in Mongolia, and held special exhibitions and symposiums. As of now, projects under the 5th joint expedition agreement are underway. Joint expedition agreements with Vietnam began in 2006. Under these agreements, the Museum has conducted various field surveys in Vietnam and held special exhibitions. As of now, projects under the 2nd joint expedition agreement are underway.

Korea-Vietnam Joint Excavation Project

Joint expedition agreements with Vietnam began in 2006. Under these agreements, the Museum has conducted various field surveys in Vietnam and held special exhibitions. Three field surveys and three excavations have been conducted so far. In 2014, “Ancient Civilization in Vietnam, Early Morning around Red River” was held at the Special Exhibition Hall on the 1st floor of the National Museum of Korea, from April 29 to June 29.
A total of four publications relating to the joint expedition have been released. The first one was “Research Report on Korean–Vietnam Joint Expedition in Vietnam I: Ma Tre Site in Hanoi of Vietnam.” This publication was followed by “Research Report on Korean–Vietnam Joint Expedition in Vietnam II: Din Trang Site in Hanoi of Vietnam” and “Research Report on Korean–Vietnam Joint Expedition in Vietnam III: Bai Coi Site in Vietnam.” In addition, the exhibition catalog for the special exhibition “Ancient Civilization in Vietnam, Early Morning around Red River” was published in 2014.
The National Museum of Korea and the National Museum of Vietnamese History are set to conduct the field survey in 2015, to select the sites for the excavation, which is scheduled for 2016 and 2017.

History

History
Agreement Year Purpose Region Outcome
Preparation 2005 - 2008 Academic exchange Areas around Hanoi

Signed the academic exchange and collaboration agreement (2006)

Signed the 1st Korea–Vietnam Joint Expedition Agreement (2008)

1st 2009 - 2010 Excavation Hanoi Castle
Ma Tre, Din Trang sites
 
2011 Field survey Bai Loi /
Bai Coi site in Ha Tinh
 
2012 Excavation

Published “Research Report on Korean-Vietnam Joint Expedition in Vietnam II: Din Trang Site in Hanoi of Vietnam”

2nd 2013 Field survey Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuoc

Signed the 2nd Korea-Vietnam Joint Expedition Agreement (2013)

2014 Academic exchange Investigation, rental, etc.,
of exhibits

Held the special exhibition, “Ancient Civilization in Vietnam, Early Morning around Red River,” and published the exhibition catalog

Published “Research Report on Korean–Vietnam Joint Expedition in Vietnam III: Bai Loi Bai Coi Site in Vietnam”

2015 Field survey Bac Ninh, Vinh Phuoc

Report to be published after the excavation

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