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Gwangju National Museum

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Gwangju National Museum

역사와 문화가 살아숨쉬는 국립광주박물관
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Asian Pottery Culture Research

The Gwangju National Museum plays a pivotal role in domestic and overseas research on Korean ceramics by collecting and proving the latest information on the related excavations, exhibitions and academic achievements. Also, ceramics archive materials are collected and provided in diverse formats such as exhibitions, academic conferences and reports on the results of research and excavation surveys on kiln sites in Southeast Asia to the related institutions (scholars) in Korea abroad. So please take an interest in these activities and feel free to use the related services.

Branding Strategy of the Gwangju National Museum

The Gwangju National Museum is located in the Honam region of the Korean peninsula, which is considered home to Korean ceramics as it contains countless kiln sites known to have produced Goryeo celadons and Joseon buncheong wares and white porcelains. As the center of ceramic production, the Honam region offers deep insight into the origins and advancement of Korean ceramics. As Korea’s first museum to specialize in ceramics, the Gwangju National Museum presents exhibits that provide a comprehensive perspective of the pottery exchanges in Asia, thereby identifying the similarities and differences among Asian cultures and shedding light on the value of Asian pottery amidst the world history.

Creation of an East Asia pottery culture research network

  • Joint research and exhibitions with related institutions in Korea and abroad and formation of a network for exchange of human resources
  • Publication in prestigious international academic journals (once a year)

Creation of East Asian Pottery Culture Archive

  • Excavation surveys on kiln sites in East Asia
  • Hosting of regular brand exhibitions and international academic conferences
  • Pottery archive collection and services (publication of a quarterly newsletter)
  • Permanent exhibition of Asian pottery
Asian Pottery Culture Research