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Ewha Womans University Museum, selected for 'Academic Research on Preservation and Utilization of Unsorted Cultural Reli

  • Date2020.08.19
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Ewha Womans University Museum(Director: Professor Namwon Jang) is selected for ‘2020 'Academic Research on Preservation and Utilization of Unsorted Cultural Relics' carried out by the Korean Association of University Museums entrusted by the Cultural Heritage Administration. 

'Academic Research on Preservation and Utilization of Unsorted Cultural Relics' aims to support personnel and operating expenses for organizing relics in order to identify and register them that have been kept in university museums since they were excavated. Ewha Museum has been selected for an academic institution eligible to classify and organize major cultural relics, since it participated relic excavation relics in Gyeongju in the 1960s and 70s, including Tomb No.33 in Hwango-dong(excavated in 1965) and No.149 in Inwang-dong(excavated in 1973), and it organized the first classification projects of relicts excavated from Hwangnyongsa Temple Site in Gyeongju. The museum will receive a total of 100 million won in research funds this year. The Cultural Heritage Administration said, "The project will continue until 2023, as it requires more than three to restore excavated relicts to a state in the process of sorting, cleaning, fixing relicts, and of publishing reports."

Through the next year’s project, the museum plans to release a comprehensive report on relics excavated in Gyeongju with the aim of presenting academic research outcomes, and to digitize research materials such as drawings and photographs of the relics and provide them as exhibition and educational materials.

Director Namwon Jang said "We are now able to secure new historical resources and consolidate an academic foundation by thoroughly sorting data and relics from important historic excavation sites in the 60s and 70s, when excavation projects were mainly conducted by universities." “I believe the project will also create jobs for young people suffering from COVID-19,” she added.