Originally founded as the royal library in 1776 in the rear garden of Changdeokgung Palace by King Jeongjo, the Kyujanggak has not only survived the tumult of court intrigue, invasion and colonial rule, but has continued to expand. The Kyujanggak collections now contain over 260,000 items, such as The Annals of Joseon Dynasty (Joseon Wangjo Sillok) and the Diary of the Office of Royal Secretaries (Seungjeongwon Ilgi), both designated UNESCO World Documentary Heritages, and many vividly detailed documents such as the illustrated manuals of various state events (Euigwe), old maps, and memoirs.
Jan. 28 (Thu.), 2016 ~ Apr. 30 (Sat.)
Held under the theme of ‘Documentary Heritage Protected by the Republic of Korea Navy,’ this special exhibition aims to celebrate the Navy’s donation of books and to promulgate the content and signifi...