National Palace Museum of Korea

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History

2018
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “LIECHTENSTEIN: 900 Years of a Ruling Family in the Heart of Europe”. (Dec. 5 - Feb. 10, 2019)
Nov.
Conservation Experts Workshop on Modern Archives?Photographic Materials. (Nov. 12 - Nov. 16)
Jun.
Presented the special exhibition, “The Birth of a Royal Baby in the Joseon Dynasty”. (June. 27 - Sept. 2)
2017
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “Mural Paintings of Huijeongdang Hall in Changdeokgung Palace”. (Dec. 13, 2017 - Mar. 4, 2018)
Sept.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Canadian Conservation Institute. (Sept. 11)
Jun.
Presented the special exhibition, “Courtly Tradition: The Art of Wrapping in the Joseon Dynasty”. (Jun. 27 - Sept. 3)
Mar.
Signed an exchange agreement with LIECHTENSTEIN, The Princely Collections, Vaduz-Vienna. (Mar. 31)
2016
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “Timeless Marvels, the Construction of a Palace in Joseon”. (Dec. 6, 2016 - Feb. 19, 2017)
Nov.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Library and Archives Canada. (Nov. 16)
Jun.
Presented the special exhibition, “Royal Tombs of the Joseon Dynasty”. (Jun. 21 - Aug. 28)
2015
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “King’s Portrait and Royal Portrait Hall of the Joseon Dynasty”. (Dec. 8, 2015 - Feb. 14, 2016)
Jul.
Presented the special exhibition, “Queens and Concubines of the Joseon Dynasty”. (Jul. 8 - Aug. 30)
May.
The preservation function of royal relics was strengthened under the Presidential Decree No. 26276.
Apr.
Presented the special exhibition, “Mural Paintings of Daejojeon Hall in Changdeokgung Palace”. (Apr. 28 - May. 31)
2014
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “Treasures from the Ryukyu Kingdom”. (Dec. 9 - Feb. 8, 2015)
Nov.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Tokyo National Museum. (Nov. 6)
Oct.
Signed an exchange agreement with the following institutions:
- Kyushu National Museum. (Oct. 21)
- The Okinawa Churashima Foundation. (Oct. 6)
- The Naha City Museum of History. (Oct. 3)
Sept.
Signed an exchange agreement with Urasoe City Board of Education. (Sept. 30)
Aug.
Signed an exchange agreement with Urasoe City Art Museum. (Aug. 27)
Jul.
Signed an exchange agreement with Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum. (Jul. 22)
Apr.
Presented the special exhibition, “JONGMYO, Royal Ancestral Shrine”. (Apr. 28 - Aug. 3)
2013
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “Magnificent Life of Hungarian Aristocracy Under the Reign of the Habsburg Dynasty, in the 17-19th Century”. (Dec. 2 – Mar. 9, 2014)
Sept.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Hungarian National Museum. (Sept. 10)
Jun.
Presented the special exhibition, “Artistic Court Embroidery”. (Jun. 25 – Sept. 1)
2012
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “Last Princess Deokhye”. (Dec. 11 – Jan. 27, 2013)
Sept.
The exhibition and research functions of the NPMK were strengthened under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Decree No. 132.
Sept.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Kyushu National Museum. (Sept. 26)
Aug.
Presented the special exhibition, “Royal Seals and Symbols of the Joseon Dynasty”. (Aug. 1 – Oct. 14)
Apr.
Signed an exchange agreement with Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum in Tokyo, Japan.(Apr. 23)
2011
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “Books of the Joseon Dynasty Returned from Japan”.(Dec. 27 – Feb. 5, 2012)
Nov.
Presented the special exhibition, “Collection Donated by Ha Jung-woong”. (Nov. 22 – Feb. 5, 2012)
Oct.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Hungarian National Museum. (Oct. 17)
Jun.
Presented the special exhibition, “Changdeokgung, The Palace of Flourishing Virtue”.(Jun. 28 – Aug. 28)
Feb.
Signed an exchange agreement with Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum in Tokyo, Japan.(Feb. 23)
2010
Nov.
Presented the special exhibition, “Treasures of the Vietnamese Nguyen Dynasty”.(Nov. 9 – Feb. 6, 2011)
Sept.
Signed an exchange agreement with Hue Monuments Conservation Centre in Vietnam.(Sep. 12)
Jun.
Presented the special exhibition, “100 YEARS PAST: MEMORIES OF THE KOREAN EMPIRE”.(Jun. 29 – Aug. 29)
May.
The exhibition and research functions of the NPMK were strengthened under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Decree No. 60.
Apr.
Presented the special exhibition, “The Costume of Imperial Prince Yeong Family”.(Apr. 27 – May. 23)
2009
Nov.
Presented the special exhibition, “Government Seals of the Joseon Dynasty”.(Nov. 24 – Feb. 15, 2010)
Oct.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre in Vietnam.(Oct. 27)
May.
Presented the special exhibition, “Decorative Paintings of Joseon Palaces”. (May. 12 – Jul. 5)
Apr.
The exhibition and research functions of the NPMK were strengthened under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Decree No. 31.
Mar.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Shenyang Palace Museum. (Mar. 2)
2008
Sept.
Presented the special exhibition, “The Finishing Touch: Work of the Brush and Their Mounting”. (Sept. 5 – Nov. 2)
Aug.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Palace Museum in Beijing. (Aug. 11)
May.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Kyushu National Museum. (May. 27)
Apr.
Presented the special exhibition, “The Sujagi Flag: Coming Home after 136 Years”.(Apr. 1 – May. 5)
2007
Nov.
Presented the special exhibition, “Portraits: the Spirits Within” in commemoration of the opening of all exhibition halls. (Nov. 28 – Jan. 13, 2008)
Nov.
All the exhibition halls opened in the NPMK. (12 halls on 3 floors)
May.
Temporary closure due to preparations for opening all exhibition halls.
2006
Nov.
Signed an exchange agreement with the Nanjing Museum in China. (Nov. 16)
Aug.
Presented the special exhibition, “Seals of the Joseon Royal Court” to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the opening of the NPMK. (Aug. 15 – Oct. 8)
Jul.
Presented the special exhibition, “The Annals of the Joseon Dynasty: Returned Books of the Odaesan Copy”. (Jul. 26 – Oct. 8)
Apr.
The exhibition and research functions of the NPMK were strengthened under the Presidential Decree No. 19440.
2005
Dec.
Presented the special exhibition, “Royal Palanquins of the Joseon Dynasty”. (Dec. 30 – Mar. 31, 2006)
Aug.
Presented the special exhibition, “White Porcelain Moon Jar”. (Aug. 15 – Sept. 25)
Aug.
The NPMK opened with 5 exhibition halls on one floor.
Mar.
The name of the museum was confirmed as the National Palace Museum of Korea.
2004
Nov.
The Committee for the establishment of the Joseon Royal Museum was constituted.
1992
Dec.
The Royal Museum newly opened at Seokjojeon Hall of Deoksugung Palace.
Oct.
The Royal Museum was established under the Presidential Decree No. 13753.