Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, Dankook University, Yongin-si, 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 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)


The first building of the Museum of Dankook University opens formally to the public.
A series of exhibits excavated from Gu Pyeongni, Songji-ri Sacheon Gyeongsangnam-do go on view for the first time in Hannam campus, the Museum’s original home.

Advisory Committee for Suk Joo-sun Memorial Folk Museum Dankook University is launched successfully in their proposal to create a Suk Joo-sun Memorial Folk Museum Dankook University.

Discovers Monument of Silla in Dannyang (National treasure No.198)

Discovers Monument of Goguryeo in Chungju (National treasure No.205)

Seok Ju-seon Memorial Folk Museum Dankook university opens formally to the public.

Receives calligrapy of An Jung-geun (Treasure No.569-21)

Centural Museum and Seok Ju-seon Memorial Folk Museum has been merged into the Seok Ju-seon Memorial Museum, Dankook University.

Registered as a general museum assigned by the Cultural Communication Department
Awarded by the Cultural Communication Department for the recognition of the hard work and dedication as a cultural facility
Discovers a boy shaped mummy and costume from tomb HaePyeong Yoon’s family in Yangju Gyeonggi-do

The Museum hosts the ICOM special exhibition
Hosts a series of exhibits of the Seoul History Museum’s collection in a special memory for the late Dr. Seok Ju-seon’s 10th anniversary

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Seok Juseon
Seok Juseon (石宙善, 17 September 1911 ~ 3 March 1996 ) is a Korean historian and folklore scholar. The main building is Guangzhou . The arc is a spoil. Suk Joo Myung ‘s younger sister.

She is a pioneering Hanbok researcher who devoted his life to studying Hanbok. 1952-58 also women Normal University professor, 1958-76 Dongduk Women’s University jinaetgo the professor, in 1977 , Dankook University served as Professor, Graduate School of 1981 the private collection 3,365 points and book more than 3,000 books , Dankook University donated, Dankook Parts The Seokju Line Memorial Folk Museum was established and headed. As a Korean historian of history, after the August 15th liberation, folk relics were investigated, collected, and rearranged to become tangible and intangible cultural assets for the first time. [2]

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.

Archeological History Arts
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.

Hall 1 contains major relics of archeological history from prehistory era to Joseon Dynasty in a chronological order. The hall displays potteries, iron remains, metal remains and porcelains collected from our excavations. A banner of the university and its museum show its history of the East and West civilizations. It also exhibits remains from Stone Age and Iron Age and potteries from various excavations. The most popular display of the hall is an Calligraphy of An Jung-Geun(Treasure No.569-21)

Hall 2 is a special exhibition hall where archeological history art displays are held under special themes. The Room mainly displays folk arts such as ancient measures, furniture pieces, carpenter’s tools, stationery, and folk artifacts of Joseon Dynasty. Especially, Korean masks demonstrate the humor of our ancestors. The hall contains many art work pieces by human cultural heritages. One of the master pieces of the hall is the Print by Namjoon Paek, a worldly renowned video artist.

Folklore Costume
Folklore Costume field was formerly the Seok Juseon Memorial Museum, where opened on May 2, 1981 as the late Dr. Nan-sa Seok Juseon, a great master in Korean Traditional costume, donated 3,365 relics which she collected over a lifetime. This museum has contributed to the research of Korean costume history, leading investigation, research, gathering about excavated costume with the handed down costumes. Since the museum has opened, coustume related symposium and the special exhibition has holded. It has about 10,000 collections and there are 100 the Important Folklore Cultural Heritage designated by the State including the Semi-formal Jacket Worn by Princess Deokon. Folklore Costume field is comprised of exhibition hall 3 and 4 displaying handed down costume and excavated costume.

Hall 3 primarily relics of Joseon Dynasty to the time of enlightenment period are displayed folklore artifacts, clothing, children’s wear, wedding costume, including national Important Folk Materials, etc. and costume of child mummy from Yoon family originated in Papyeong.

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 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.