Q and A, cultural heritage administration, the organization that gives pride and hope to koreans
  • Regarding Cultural Heritage
  • Regarding the Administration of Cultural Heritage
  • Regarding the Administrative Organizations for Cultural Heritage
What is cultural heritage?Cultural heritage refers to cultural properties worthy of preservation. In a broad sense, cultural heritage does not just include tangible properties. Various artistic activities passed on from generation to generation, anthropological heritage, folklore, law, traditions and lifestyles can all be included in the category of cultural properties. In other words, everything that represents the essence of the national ethos is regarded as cultural heritage.
Regarding Cultural Heritage
1-1. What is cultural heritage?
1-2. What are movable cultural heritage and what kinds of properties can be regarded as movable cultural heritage?
1-3. What are historic sites and what kinds of cultural properties are designated as historic sites?
1-4. What are intangible cultural properties?
1-5. What are buried cultural properties?
1-6. What are natural monuments and scenic sites?
1-7. What is documentary cultural heritage?
1-8. What is registered cultural heritage?
1-9. Where can I learn Pansori?
1-10. I want to watch the performances of important intangible cultural heritage including Talchum. Where can I see the performances?
1-11. Where can I buy Korean lacquerware made by a master of important intangible cultural property?
1-12. I want to know about the characteristics of Korea’s traditional buildings
1-13. What’s the purpose of applying Dancheong on Korean traditional architecture?
1-14. What are the animal-shaped figures on the roof of a traditional building and what do they stand for?
1-15. I want to know about walls and fortresses
1-16. What are the differences between neung, won and myo?
1-17. How did the Joseon Dynasty name its palaces and gates?
1-18. Why is Myeongjeongjeon, the main hall of Changgyeonggung, facing east?
1-19. What do the stone sculptures around the royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty stand for?
1-20. Are royal tombs of the Joseon Dynasty situated only in Seoul and Gyeonggi-do Province?
1-21. What are the goals and significance of Seonghwangrim, Hoanrim, Bangpungrim, Eoburim, Bohaerim, and Yeoksarim forests, which have been designated as natural monuments?
1-22. What is conservation science?
1-23. What is the process of conservation treatments of excavated items?
1-24. How can we identify the age of remains and relics?
1-25. How are underwater relics recovered?