Boryeong Yangban Folk Costume Collection, Seok Juseon Memorial Museum

Exhibtion of the Boryeong Yangban-Relics of the Yudang Sintaegwan Family. style and fashion of our traditional costumes in Joseon Dynasty period through excavated costumes.

Chultoe-bokshic (Excavated costume) is defined costumes found during the relocation of ancestors tombs. People can infer trend of each period of Joseon from these excavated costumes.

Yudang Shin Tae-gwan (1839 ~ 1913) was a 30-year-old son of Pyeongsan Shin, Shin Sung-gyeom, who was in the early Goryeo Dynasty. He was a member of the moderately flowering group of Gu Han-Han, who served as an official. This exhibition is a collection of literature and folk costumes from the predecessors in the family of Shin Tae Kwan, and especially the collections of school books and the clothing worn by Shin Tae Kwan and his son Shin Jung Kyun for their office. It’s an important resource for a lifetime.

Exhibition hall 4, a space for the special exhibition, has displayed excavated costume from 1500’s to 1800’s and the replica of it. It is exhibited that the Jeong Eung Du‘s official uniform attached peacock embroidered patches in the middle of the Joseon Dynasty, Jang-ot and the skirt with wave pattern. From among the excavated costume of Milchang-gun Yee Jik, who is descendant of King Seonjo, there has been displayed a set of Jobok, shoes and coronet which is official garment of Joseon. It is also displayed the representative women’s jeogori(jacket) and chima(skirt) by the century of the Joseon Dynasty, for visitors understanding about the history of Korean costume.

Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, Dankook University
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.

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.