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Which items are available for private viewing?

  • Most of the relics and artifacts in the museum’s collection, as well as relevant accompanying resources, are available for private viewings by qualified individuals.

Who is qualified?

  • People working in public or government agencies, educational institutes, academic institutes, or research groups who demonstrate a clear cultural or academic research purpose
  • Researchers with an MA or above who demonstrate a clear academic research purpose
  • Students who have completed at least one master’s course (or, who have a recommendation letter from their current dean) and who demonstrate a clear purpose of preparing for their dissertation
  • Other people who are recognized by the president of the museum to have special and proper reasons

When can items be viewed privately?

  • Private viewings are held every Monday from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm.
  • To ensure equal viewing opportunities for everyone and for the security of the artifacts, the museum reserves the right to limit the parameters of each private viewing, including (but not limited to) the time allotted with each item, the number of items to be viewed, and the number of people attending each viewing.

How do I apply for a private viewing?

  • If you are interested in scheduling a private viewing session, please contact us at 02-2077-9411.

What else do I need to know?

  • After finishing your private viewing, you must complete a viewing report that lists a summary of your investigation for each item.
  • During most private viewing sessions, you are allowed to take photographs of the items for personal use, but additional lights, flash photography, and tripods are not permitted.
  • Any photos that you take must be for personal research purposes only, and may not be used for print or publication of any kind.
  • If you require photos of the items for your dissertation or publication (including online postings), you must submit an additional application for copy permission and use only the images of relevant items offered by the museum.
  • The museum holds the copyright and other legal rights to any and all photographs that you take, and it is strictly prohibited to make duplicate copies of those photographs or to give them to a third party for purposes outside of those originally permitted.
  • For the safety and security of the items, you must obey the guidance of the museum staff.
  • If you in any way damage the items that you are viewing or any other property of the museum, you must compensate for the damage in accordance with the decision of the president of the museum.

Who should I contact for more information?

  • Kim Jae-yeong, Collection Management Department
  • +82-2-2077-9403
  • +82-2-2077-9921

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137 Seobinggo-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383, Republic of Korea Tel : +82-2-2077-9000