Institute introduction


The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies
was established in February 2006 through the integration of Kyujanggak and the Korea Culture Research Institute, aiming for the fusion and leadership in Korean studies research, as well as the scientific preservation and management of collections.

Welcome to the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies,
where the solid foundation for preserving and managing Korean studies materials, along with the playground where Korean studies researchers can freely roam, awaits you.

The Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies serves as an archival institution and academic research center that reflects on the past of ourselves and our neighbors through records, observes the present, and moves towards the future. Our institute holds approximately 250,000 artifacts, including 8 national treasures, 31 treasures, and 7 UNESCO Memory of the World artifacts, embodying the wisdom of our history as part of humanity's cultural heritage. We strive to preserve and manage these materials scientifically and safely for the benefit of all.

Through interest and support for Kyujanggak, we have already achieved significant results in the preservation, management, and knowledge production of artifacts, which are invaluable assets to humanity. We provide data in various ways to foster groundbreaking knowledge through collective intelligence.

Now, we stand tall at the center of the world. As part of K-Culture, Korean studies must also move towards the center of the world. Members of the Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies will collaborate with Korean studies researchers worldwide to reflect on the past, observe the present, and move towards the future.

Thank you.

February 2024
Director of Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies,
Seoul National University