NMK Global

About the program

Since 2009, the National Museum of Korea has been inviting experts from major museums, cultural institutions, and other related institutions overseas through the NMK Senior Fellowship Program to establish a wide network of academic and cultural exchange. From 2009 to April 2015, the Museum invited a total of 21 experts in various fields, including art history, archaeology, museum education, program planning for children’s museums, exhibition design and lighting, the operation of Korean Exhibit Galleries overseas, volunteer training, and the operation of visible storage galleries. This program incorporates a variety of activities: for example, special lectures and workshops, consulting on exhibitions and publication, site visits to historical and archaeology excavation fields, and academic investigations.

NMK Fellow

List of Senior Fellows

Year Period of Visit Name Position Topic
2009 September 1 – December 31, 2009 Ariane Perrin Researcher of Art History Study of Metal Art in the Three Kingdoms Period
2010 November 8 – December 22, 2010 Julia Elikhina Researcher of Art History Korean Bodhisattva Sculptures: Iconographical Styles of Buddhist Sculptures and Paintings
October 6 – November 19, 2010 Petra Roesch Deputy Director of Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst History of Buddhist Art Collection and Exhibition Techniques in Korea
2011 August 22–27, 2011 August 22–27, 2011 Executive Director of Department of Museum Education, Art Institute of Chicago Planning and Implementation of Museum Education Programs
Lynn Russell Head of Division of Education, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
October 22–29, 2011 Toby Tannenbaum Assistant Director of Education, The J. Paul Getty Museum Planning and Implementation of Museum Education Programs
September 25–27, 2011 Frans Bevers Director of OPERA Presentation on Exhibition Designs in European Museums, and Work Consultation
November 5–18, 2011 Matthias Forrer Curator of Japanese and Korean Arts, National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden Study on East Asia Art History and Management of Korean Exhibitions in Museums in the Netherlands
2012 January 9–16, 2012 Henry S. Kim Project Director and Curator of Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford Museum Remodeling Cases in the United Kingdom
May 20–27, 2012 Deborah Clearwaters Director of Education and Public Program, Asian Art Museums Training of Museum Volunteers and Exhibition Guides, and Operation of Training Programs
June 24–29, 2012 Peggy Fogelman Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Center Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Evaluation Method for Museum Education Programs
November 25 – December 1, 2012 Mark Byington Project Director of Early Korea Project, Harvard University Ancient History and Archaeology in Korea (Goguryeo, Buyeo, Iron Age)
December 8–15, 2012 Amy McNair Professor of Department of Art History, University of Kansas Buddhist Steles in China
2013 September 23–28, 2013 Reino Liefkes Head of Ceramics and Glass Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum Operation of Open-type Museum Storages in the United Kingdom
October 14–18, 2013 David Robertson Director of DHA Design Newest Trends in Museum Exhibition Lighting
November 17–23, 2013 Joanna M. Kosek Head of Pictorial Art Conservation, British Museum Restoration Technologies for Oil-type Cultural Properties
2014 July 14–19, 2014 Liesbet Ruben Senior Curator of National Museum of World Culture (NMW), Royal Tropical Institute, Tropenmuseum Junior Immersive Education Program for Children of Tropenmuseum, The Netherlands
November 2–7, 2014 Julian Raby Director of Arthur M. Sackler and Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution Operation Strategies of Museums in the United States
November 9–15, 2014 Junko Habu Professor of Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley East Asia Archaeology (Neolithic Period)
November 12–19, 2014 Tanaka Toshiaki(田中俊明) Professor of School of Human Cultures, The University of Shiga Prefecture Overseas Exchange in the Three Kingdoms Period
2015 April 27 – May 1, 2015 Roderick Whitfield Professor Emeritus of SOAS, University of London Dissemination of Chinese Buddhist Art

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