Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, Dankook University, South Korea

Seok Juseon Memorial Museum will continue to create high-quality exhibitions, educational programs and researches. Such endeavors will lead us to perform an important role as a multiple cultural place. All this, as well as Seok Juseon Memorial Museum pledges to progressively take a great leap to a world-class university museum that spreads the fabulous beauty of Korean culture all over the world.

Since its opening in 1967, the museum has owned numerous relics by archaeological investigation. we excavated Silla stele in Danyang Jeokseong (National Treasure No.198) in 1978 and Goguryeo stele in Chungju(National Treasure NO. 205) in 1979, which make a great attention in the academic community. Moreover, the museum has a leading position in Korean history studies, involved in much excavation in remains Sacheon Songji-ri(1967), Inwang-dong tomb Gyeongju (1973), Jinjeonsaji(temple site)(1974~79), Gyeonghuigungji(1985~87), Yangpyeong Byeongsan-ri(1991~93).

Archeological History Arts section, Room 1 and Room 2, displays Earthen Ware, Stone Ware, Tiles, Buddhist Crafts, in addition to Weights and Measures, Wooden Furniture, Stationery and the astonishing artworks of Korean artisans. At the lobby, the reproductions of Goguryeo stele in Chungju, Silla stele in Danyang Jeokseong via fund-raising of the supporters display; besides, visitors will be welcomed by two bronze statues of the founders of Dankook university, Beom Jeong Jang Hyeong and Hyedang Cho Huijae.

Since our opening in 1967, the Seok Ju-Seon Memorial Museum of Dankook University has served its mission by excavating, collecting, preserving and exhibiting great numbers of historical collections. Thanks to the Late Dr. Nan-Sa Seok Ju-Seon’s major donation of 3365 pieces of traditional Korean costumes, the museum established its major foundation in 1981. The museum’s principal role is to work as a multi-functional cultural institution through exhibitions, education, and research. We will continue our dedication not only as a University Museum but an institution with an international role so we can place our collections of Korean culture and beauty.

Since our opening of the Central Museum in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Dankook University in 1967, Seok Juseon Memorial Museum has made efforts to excavate and disseminate the Korean history and culture. Conducting annual research from its foundation, the museum have investigated a numbers of cultural properties. It includes silla stele in Danyang Jeokseong(National Treasure No.198) and Goguryeo stele in Chungju(National Treasure No.205), which were respectively excavated in 1978 and 1979. In addition, we were involved in much excavation in GuPyeongni, Mongchontoseong, Yangyang Jinjeonsaji. Those works made huge contributions to Korean history studies.

In 1981, the major donation by the Late Dr. Nan-Sa Seok Ju-seon of 3,365 pieces of her lifelong collections prompted the establishment of Seok Juseon Memorial Folk Museum. The folk museum built such outstanding prestige in Korean traditional costume studies by organizing the donated works as well as researching materials about children’s and excavated costumes.

In March 1999, the Central Museum and Seok Juseon Memorial Folk Museum were combined to a new organization, Seok Juseon Memorial Museum. This new museum expansively covered ancient art and traditional costume, which consolidated its position as a comprehensive museum. Now, we have more than 40,000 objects including 100 pieces(from 11 main excavations) designated Important Folklore Material such as An chung-gun’s Calligraphy(Treasure 569-21), Dang-ui(Ceremonial Jacket) of Princess Deok-on(Important Folklore Material No.1)
Seok Juseon Memorial Museum has the five exhibition rooms for proper presentation and the state-of-the-art storage rooms with the automatic thermohygrostat and extinguishing systems for safe preservation of the artworks. It is highly recognized as the best facilities for a University Museum. Recently, the museum strives for social education and cultural diffusion, providing our collection database, children’s fashion shows and educational programs for communication with local societies. Besides we focus on promoting the excellence of Korean culture to other countries, linked to Google Korea.