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1972 ~

National Museum of Korea
Gyeongbokgung Palace: the Second Period

In 1972, twenty-seven years after its inauguration, the National Museum finally took possession of its own building, which was located inside Gyeongbokgung Palace. Designed and built by the Cultural Heritage Administration, the 14,000 square-meter building was constructed as a replica of a national treasure-level wooden building. The museum was officially renamed “The National Museum of Korea” (國立中央博物館) at this time.

August 1972
The National Museum was renamed the “National Museum of Korea” and relocated from Deoksugung Palace to a new building in Gyeongbokgung Palace. All branch museums were reorganized as regional national museums.

December 6, 1978
Gwangju National Museum opened.

April 12, 1979
The National Folk Museum became part of the National Museum of Korea.

November 2, 1984
Jinju National Museum opened.

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