국립중앙박물관 NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA

About the program

In an effort to shed light upon Korean Studies, the National Museum of Korea has offered the annual NMK Museum Network Fellowship.

The program, which was initiated in 2012, is designed to promote museum-related Korean studies overseas. Participants are brought together at the Museum once a year, to build a museum network for future generations and enhance the quality of research.

Given the program’s purpose, eligible applicants do not include Korean citizens. In addition, candidates should not hold any relevant previous, concurrent, or subsequent fellowships or academic research positions at any Korean institution. Desired candidates are doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers—in some cases, master’s degree students might be considered—in the fields of museum-related Korean studies. Candidates who are not focused on Korean studies will be considered if their field of specialization pertains to Far East Asia. This is a bilingual program. Proficiency in English is required, and fluency in Korean is an advantage for participation. Applicants are required to submit their final papers by the 31st of October.

Curriculum

The program provides participants with valuable opportunities to gain field experience through comprehensive lectures on Korean Art, museum visits and fieldtrip to heritage sites around Korea.

Day Morning session Break Afternoon Sesison
Day 1 Orientation   Keynote Speech & Gallery tour
Day 2 Museum Network Fellowship Colloquium 1 Korean Art: Ceramics and Paintings
Day 3 Museum Network Fellowship Colloquium 2 History of Cultural ExchangeㆍExhibition Korean Art
Day 4 Lecture: Korean Archaeology   Lecture: Buddhist Art of Korea
Day 5 Fieldtrip to historic city
Day 6 Fieldtrip to historic city
Day 7 Individual Research
Day 8 Lecture: Korean Archaeology   Lecture: Buddhist Art of Korea
Day 9 Lecture: Conservation of Korean Art   Visit to Storage
Day 10 visit to other museums
Day 11 Lecture: Korean Paintings   Lecture: Printing Culture of Joseon
Day 12 Lecture: Exhibiting Korean Art Abroad   Talk with NMK curators
Day 1
Morning session Orientation
Break  
Afternoon Sesison Keynote Speech & Gallery tour
Day 2
Morning session Museum Network Fellowship Colloquium 1 Korean Art: Ceramics and Paintings
Break
Afternoon Sesison
Day 3
Morning session Museum Network Fellowship Colloquium 2 History of Cultural Exchange․Exhibition Korean Art
Break
Afternoon Sesison
Day 4
Morning session Lecture: Korean Archaeology
Break  
Afternoon Sesison Lecture: Buddhist Art of Korea
Day 5
Morning session Fieldtrip to historic city
Break
Afternoon Sesison
Day 6
Morning session Fieldtrip to historic city
Break
Afternoon Sesison
Day 7
Morning session Individual Research
Break
Afternoon Sesison
Day 8
Morning session Lecture: Metal Craft of Korea
Break  
Afternoon Sesison Lecture: Korean ceramics
Day 9
Morning session Lecture: Conservation of Korean Art
Break  
Afternoon Sesison Visit to Storage
Day 10
Morning session visit to other museums
Break
Afternoon Sesison
Day 11
Morning session Lecture: Korean Paintings
Break  
Afternoon Sesison Lecture: Printing Culture of Joseon
Day 12
Morning session Lecture: Exhibiting Korean Art Abroad
Break  
Afternoon Sesison Talk with NMK curators

This is the curriculum of 2017’s program.

The curriculum of future programs may vary depending on the research field and interest of participants.

NMK Museum Network Fellowship Alumni

2021

  • (lecturer)
    • Ms. Hae-won Kim | Chief Curator of Academic Research Division, Gyeongju National Museum, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. So-yeon Shin | Curator of Future Strategy Division, National Museum of Korea, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Hyun-sook Lee | Specialist of Design Team, National Museum of Korea, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Eun-jeong Chang | Curator of Digital Museum Division, National Museum of Korea, Republic of Korea
    • Mr. Bum-hwan Kim | General Manager of Culture, Information and Convergence Department, KCISA, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Hye-jin Cho | Curator of Education Division, National Museum of Korea, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Soo-mi Lee | Director, Gwangju National Museum, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Yeon-shim Chung | Professor of Department of Art History and Theory, Hongik University, Republic of Korea
  • (presenter)
    • Mr. Hwan Choi | Associate Curator of Cultural Infrastructure Division, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea
    • Mr. Sang-deok Yoon | Head of Exhibition Division, National Museum of Korea, Republic of Korea
    • Mr. Ju-hyun Cheon | Associate Curator of Conservation Science Division, National Museum of Korea, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Sang-ah Kim | Curator of Asia Department Korean Collection, The British Museum, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Yeon-soo Chee | Associate Curator of Korean Art, Arts of Asia, The Art Institute of Chicago, USA
    • Ms. Soo-jung Kang | Head of Contemporary Art Department 2, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Charlotte Horlyck | Professor of Korean Art History, SOAS University of London, UK
    • Ms. Beatrix Mecsi | Department Head and Associate Professor of Korean Studies, ELTE University, Hungary
    • Mr. Jason Steuber, Director, Appleton Museum of Art, USA
    • Mr. Chang-ho Ham | Deputy Director of Brand Marketing Team, Korea Tourism Organization, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. U-Rey Park | Acting Director of Arts and Culture Department, Korea Foundation, Republic of Korea
    • Ms. Mabi Katayama | Professor of Aesthetics and Art History, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan

The program was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

  • Ms. Yu-ping Luk | Curator of Asia Department, The British Museum, UK
  • Mr. Jian-wen Wang | Associate Curator of Archaeological Research Department, Shanghai Museum, China
  • Ms. Yoo-jin Choi | Assistant Curator of East Asia, Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK
  • Ms. Yu-wen Weng | Assistant curator of Department of Southern Branch, National Palace Museum, Taiwan
  • Ms. Kira Viazovikina | Curator of Department of the Ancient Orient, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Russia
  • Ms. Lidia V. Potochkina | Curator of Oriental Department, State Hermitage Museum, Russia
  • Mr. Bryce Heatherly | Graduate Student, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Mr. Hector Garcia | Curator of Museo del Oro Gold Museum-Central Bank, Colombia
  • Ms. Xin Wang | Guanghan Administration of Cultural Heritage Sanxingdui Museum, China
  • Ms. Jingwei Cai | Assistant Curator of Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum, China
  • Ms. Le My Hoc Vuong | Educator and Exhibition Planner of Vietnam Fine Arts Museum, Vietnam
  • Mr. Chanon Kenji Raepipatmongkol | Marjorie Susman Curatorial Fellow of Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA
  • Ms. Mouza Al-Wardi | Director of Collections Department, National Museum Oman, Oman
  • Mr. Chun Wa Chan | Assistant Professor, Department of Fine Arts, Unversity of Hong Kong, China

2018

  • Ms. Kanak Lata Singh | Assistant Curator, National Museum, New Delhi, India
  • Mr. Andreas Marks | Head of Japanese and Korean Art Department, Minneapolis Institute of Art, USA
  • Ms. Maari Hinsberg | Estonian Academy of Arts · Museum Vokenkunde, Estonia
  • Mr. Batjargal Uuganbayar | Collection Manager, National Museum of Mongolia, Mongolia
  • Ms. Clarissa von Spee | Chair of Asian Department, Cleveland Museum of Art, USA
  • Ms. Eline van den Berg | Curator of Asian Ceramics, Princessehof National Museum of Ceramics, Netherlands
  • Ms. Rhiannon Paget | Curator of Asian Art, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, USA
  • Mr. Santiago Balcero | Mediator from the Departments of Education Services and Services to the Public, Museo del Oro del Banco de la Repùblica, Colombia
  • Ms. Kunikey Sakhiyeva | Specialist of International Relations Department, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
  • Mr. Dietmar Grundmann | Curator of Southeast and East Asia, Grassi Ethnological Museum Leipzig, Germany
  • Ms. Magdalena Pinker | Curator of Oriental Art Department, National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
  • Mr. Peter Doebler | Kettering Postdoctoral Curatorial Assistant in Asian Art, Dayton Art Institute, USA
  • Ms. Grace Lai | Curator of Applied Arts & Design, Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand
  • Ms. Ellen Huang | Curator Fellow of Asian Arts, Stanford University Cantor Arts Center, USA
  • Ms. Donghua Guan | Curator, Shandong Museum, China
  • Ms. Ning Yao | Curatorial Assistant, Asian Art Museum, Germany
  • Ms. Bakytgul Nurgozhina | Research Fellow, National Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan

2017

  • Ms. Diana Chou | Associate Curator of Asian Art, San Diego Museum of Art, USA
  • Ms. Sooa Im McCormick | Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, USA
  • Ms. Khanh Trinh | Curator of Japanese and Korean Art, Museum of Rietberg, Switzerland
  • Ms. Katharina Süberkrüb | Junior Curator, Museum of Ethnology Hamburg, Germany
  • Ms. Silvia Gaetti | Curator for Asian Art Collection, Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Germany
  • Ms. Stephanie Su | Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellow, Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, UK
  • Mr. Sokha Tep | Ceramic Conservator, Deoartment of Archaeology and Prehistory, Ministory of Culture and Fine Arts, Cambodia
  • Ms. De-nin Lee | Assistant Professor of Art History, Emerson College, USA
  • Mr. Henning Von Mirbach | PhD student of History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Ms. Yunchen Lu | PhD student of History of Art and Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Ms. Maria Sobotka | Lecturer of Korean Studies, University of Hamburg | PhD student of East Asian Art History of Free University of Berlin, German
  • Ms. Veronika Kovacs | MA Korean Studies, ELTE University, Hungary

2016

  • Ms. Birgitta Augustin | Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Mr. Yanfei Zhu | University of Chicago
  • Ms. Kayi Ho | Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Mr. Chia-Chiu Tsai | National Taiwan Normal University
  • Mr. Nathaniel Kingdon | University of California Los Angeles
  • Mr. Yuichiro Tashiro | Seoul National University
  • Ms. Penny Bailey | University of Queensland
  • Ms. Yanfei Yin | Ohio State University
  • Ms. Snjezana Karinja | Maritime Museum of Piran
  • Ms. Petya Andreeva | University of Pennsylvania
  • Mr. Ming-Yen Wang | Former Taiwan National Palace Museum
  • Ms. Shuyi Kan | Asian Civilizations Museum
  • Ms. Angelica Docog | Institute of Texan Cultures
  • Mr. Paul Ricketts | University of California, San Diego

2015

  • Mr. Karwin Cheung
  • Ms. Michaela De Lacaze
  • Mr. Frank Feltens
  • Ms. Petya Andreeva
  • Ms. Gabrielle Niu
  • Ms. Alexandra Miller
  • Ms. Linda Lin
  • Ms. Yim King Mak
  • Mr. Chun Wa Chan
  • Ms. Fan Zhang
  • Ms. Yuhua Ding
  • Ms. Eka Suzuki
  • Ms. Pei-Ying Lin
  • Ms. Elise David

2014

  • Ms. Magdalena Kolodziej
  • Mr. Andrew Logie
  • Mr. Dongshan Zhang
  • Mr. Vinay Kumar
  • Ms. Jean Young Hyun
  • Ms. Sophia Alice Powers
  • Mr. Kin Sum Li
  • Ms. Minami Eguchi
  • Ms. Elizabeth Lee
  • Ms. Yan Yang
  • Ms. Rory C. Walsh
  • Ms. Ornella De Nigris
  • Ms. Snjezana Karinja
  • Ms. Stephanie Andrea Lauper
  • Ms. Chen Yunbing

2013

  • Mr. Elmer Veldkamp
  • Mr. John Szostak
  • Ms. Beatrix Mecsi
  • Ms. Penny Bailey
  • Ms. Eugenia Bogdanova
  • Ms. Rachel Voorhies
  • Ms. Lihong Liu
  • Ms. Juliette Neu
  • Ms. Yanfei Yin
  • Ms. Yang Wang
  • Ms. Yang Sook Koh
  • Ms. CedarBough Saeji
  • Ms. Oh Mee Lee
  • Mr. Dennis Lee

2012

  • Ms.Kimberly Chung
  • Ms. Sarah Laursen
  • Mr. Ignacio Adriasola
  • Ms. Birgitta Augustin
  • Mr. Yanfei Zhu
  • Mr. Nathaniel Kingdon
  • Ms. Ka-Yi Ho
  • Ms. Maya Stiller
  • Ms. Julia Grimes
  • Ms. Marjorie Burge
  • Mr. Baoping Li
  • Mr. Chia-chiu Tsai
  • Mr. Tashiro Yuichiro

How to apply

The annual fellowship announcement will be posted on the website www.museum.go.kr in late January. The application packet should include the followings:

  • Completed Application Form
  • Cover Letter & Curriculum Vitae
  • One Official Letter of Recommendation
  • Official Degree/Enrollment Verification

Contact

  • Contact

    Hyeonji Kong, International Relations Coordinator, National Museum of Korea

  • Mail

    kimseulah94@korea.kr

  • Address

    137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383, Republic of Kore