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The National Museum of Korea is the best-known and extensive museum in Korea.
More than 12,044 pieces are always on display in our six permanent exhibition sections, where visitors can examine numerous national treasures of Korea, including Pensive Bodhisattva (Korean National Treasure No.78 or No.83), Goryeo Celadon Openwork Burner (No.95), Ten-Story Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple-Site (No.86), and Gold Crown from Silla (No.191).
  •  The Medieval and Early Modern History section displays historical and cultural items from the Goryeo Dynasty(918-1392), Joseon Dynasty(1392-1897), and Korean Empire (1897-1910), tracing the events, conflicts, and achievements that marked the three most significant periods of Korea's national development.
  • The Prehistory and Ancient History section displays artifacts that represent some of the earliest evidence of Korean civilization and culture.
  • The Calligraphy and Painting section displays masterful examples of traditional Korean painting, Buddhist painting, and calligraphy.
  • The Donated Works section displays treasures that have been generously donated to the museum by individual collectors.
  • The Sculpture and Crafts section displays many of the world's finest specimens of Buddhist sculpture, metal arts, and ceramics.
  • The World Art Gallery Section displays a multitude of artwork and cultural objects that reflect the universal aspects of Asian culture while simultaneously representing the unique characteristics of each country.

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