History

October 18, 2019
Held a special exhibition commemorating the 41st anniversary of the establishment of the Museum, Daily Spaces: Shingled Houses
April 2019
Held a special exhibition at Gujeong Art Center, Daily Spaces: Minhwa (Folk Painting)
October 15, 2018
Held a special pecial exhibition commemorating the museum’s 40th anniversary, Heritage of Daily Life x Daily Life of Heritage
August 2018
Conducted research on the “Rubbings and Commentaries of the Epitaph on the Stele for Maeng of the Shinchang Clan”
August 2018
Renovated Gallery II (part of a five-year plan to renovate the permanent galleries)
December 2017
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 39th anniversary, Experiential Exhibition of Traditional Culture: Tallori (Mask Dance)
September 2017
Renovated Gallery III (part of a five-year plan to renovate the permanent galleries)
November 2016
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 38th anniversary, The Dexterity of Hands: Exhibition of 100 Implements
November 2016
Held the overseas traveling exhibition Sarangbang: Room for a Leisurely Life, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in New Delhi, India
September – November 2015
Held a special exhibition at Gujeong Art Center, Masterpiece: Currently, It Departs from the Past
August –September 2015
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 37th anniversary, Sarangbang: Room for a Leisurely Life
June 2015
Renovated Gallery I (part of a five-year plan to renovate the permanent galleries)
April–June 2015
Co-organized with the National Folk Museum of Korea the special exhibition, The Power of Fashion
March–June 2015
Held a special exhibition at Gujeong Art Center in collaboration with the artist Choi Jeonghwa, WITH
September– November 2014
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 36th anniversary, Kitchens: Embracing the Wisdom of Life
September– December 2014
Held a special exhibition at Gujeong Art Center, Differing Perspectives of Korea and China
April–July 2014
Held the inaugural exhibition at Gujeong Art Center, Old & New
April 23, 2014
Re-opened as Gujeong Art Center (previously the Living Culture Center)
2014–2018
Implemented a five-year plan to renovate the permanent galleries
September – November 2013
Conducted a survey and research on the “Local Culture of the City of Asan”
May–June 2013
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 35th anniversary, Small Conveniences: Chests and Boxes
April–May 2012
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 34th anniversary, Seonbi: Connoisseurs of the Arts
April–May 2011
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 33rd anniversary, Antiques: Crafted with Heart
July 30, 2010
Items from the Museum’s collection designated as City/Provincial Heritage: Helmet, Armor, and Storage Box (No. 28), Miniature Shrine (No. 29), Rank Badge with Turtle Design (No. 30), Bronze Drum of Cheonsuwon (No. 206), Bronze Drum (No. 207), and Candlesticks with Dragon Design (No. 208)
June – August 2010
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 32nd anniversary, Bubosang is on the Way to a New Journey
June 11, 2010
Produced a museum documentary, “Between Museum and the Heaven” (Producer: Cho Mun-hyeon; Project Directors: Kim Eun-gyeong, Choi Jeong-sim; Director: Bae Yun-ho; Stars: Park Myeong-do, Shin Tak-geun)
October – November 2009
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 31st anniversary, Wood: Crafted with the Scents of Life
April–May 2009
Held a special exhibition The Swords of Korea for “The Great Admiral Yi Sun-sin Festival”
October – December 2008
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 30th anniversary, Folk Paintings: Harmony between Dream and Reality
April–May 2007
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 29th anniversary, The Fragrance of a Woman
April 10, 2007
Conducted a study on the “Establishment Plan of the National Museum of Agriculture”
April 30, 2006
Kim Eun-gyeong inaugurated as the fourth Director of the Museum
August 16, 2004
Park Hyo-jin inaugurated as the third Director of the Museum
November 3, 2001
Name changed to Gujeong Cultural Foundation
November 3, 2001
Hosted the 3rd National Junior Folk Art Competition
July–October 2000
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 22nd anniversary, 3000 Years of the Silk Road
March 4, 2000
Held an overseas exhibition International Cultural Exchange Exhibition of Buddhist Art at the Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum in Kyoto, Japan
February 2, 1999
Cho Mun-hyeon inaugurated as the third Chairperson
June 18, 1999
Participated in the overseas exhibition Sacred Objects Inside the Amitabha Buddha Sculptures and Accessories of Joseon at the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum in Tokyo, Japan
September – November 1998
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 20th anniversary, Trends in Western Costume: From the 18th to the 20th Century
November 3, 1997
Kim Chun-sik inaugurated as the second Chairperson
October – November 1997
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 19th anniversary, Mother-of-pearl Inlaid Lacquerware
March 3, 1997
Participated in the overseas exhibition The Beauty of Sacred Objects Inside Buddhist Sculptures at the Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum in Kyoto, Japan
October 26, 1996
Hosted Symposium on the Textiles and Costume Culture of Southeast Asia (Venue: East Building of LG Fashion)
March–May 1996
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 18th anniversary, Textiles and Costume Culture of Southeast Asia
November – December 1995
Held a special exhibition commemorating the 30th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Korea and Japan, Men and Women’s Living Quarters in the Joseon Dynasty
October 5, 1995
Publication of the catalogue of the Toeho Lee Jeong-yeol Collection
October – November 1995
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 17th anniversary, Arms and Weapons of the Baek Min-ae Collection
October – November 1994
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 16th anniversary, Exhibition of Donated Collections
October 10, 1994
Published the journal, The World of Folk Museums
October – November 1993
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 15th anniversary, Household Items of Ethnic Koreans in China
October 15, 1993
Onyang Folk Museum registered under the Ministry of Culture and Sports (No. 25)
August – November 1993
Held a special exhibition at the 1993 Daejeon Expo, Special Exhibition of Relics Showcased at the Chicago Expo
October – November 1992
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 14th anniversary, Treasures from the Kim Tae-il Collection
October – November 1991
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s 13th anniversary, Epitaph Plaques of the Joseon Dynasty
October – November 1990
Held special exhibition commemorating the museum’s twelfth anniversary, Sacred Objects Inside Buddhist Sculptures of Korea
September 17, 1990
Reopened as the Living Culture Center (previously Gujeong Art Museum)
October – November 1989
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s eleventh anniversary, Costumes Uncovered from the Tombs of the Andong Kim Clan
October 1989
Chairperson Kim Won-dae receives the Sejong Culture Award
September–October 1988
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s tenth anniversary, Officials’ Headgear of the Joseon Dynasty
October 1987
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s ninth anniversary, Folk Paintings of Kim Yong-hwan
June 1, 1987
Kyemong Cultural Foundation registered under the Ministry of Culture and Public Information (No. 557; approval date: April 11, 1987) Kim Won-dae inaugurated as the first Chairperson
1987
Published English edition of Korea Folk Art & Craft
April 10, 1986
Shin Tak-geun inaugurated as the second Director
1984
Founder Kim Won-dae receives presidential citation
March 1, 1984
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s sixth anniversary, Treasures from the Mr. and Mrs. Kim Hyang-seok Collection
November 30, 1983
Published the catalogue, Exploring Onyang Folk Museum through Photographs and Critical Commentaries
October– November 1983
Held a special exhibition commemorating the museum’s fifth anniversary, Comparison of the Rank Badges of Korea and China
April 6, 1982
Completed the construction of the Gujeong Art Museum (designed by Itami Jun)
October 25, 1981
Held special exhibition commemorating the museum’s third anniversary, Folk Paintings of Korea
1980
Founder Kim Won-dae receives National Order of Civil Merit, Pomegranate Medal
October–November 1980
Held special exhibitions commemorating the museum’s second anniversary, Inkstones of Korea and Folk Paintings of Lee Dong-sik
October 12, 1980
Held the ninth National Folkloristics Competition (Host: The Folklore Society of Korea, Venue: Onyang Folk Museum)
January 10, 1980
Published The Folkloristics of Korea
October–November 1979
Held special exhibitions commemorating the museum’s first anniversary, Relics of the Great Thinkers of the Chungcheongnam-do Province and Calligraphies of Simdang Huijae
October 25, 1978
Onyang Folk Museum opened (designed by Kim Seok-cheol)
October 25, 1978
Kim Hong-sik inaugurated as the first Director
June 28, 1978
Held a public hearing on the museum
June 1976
Began construction of the museum
January 1976
Announced plans for the establishment of the Onyang Folk Museum
September 20, 1975
Launched a committee for the establishment of the Onyang Folk Museum (members: Kim Won-dae, Kang Ju-jin, Sohn Bo-gi, Ye Yong-hae, Oh Jeong-hwan, Im Dong-gwon, Januaryg Ju-geun, Jeong Yeong-ho, Hwang Hye-seong)
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123, Chungmu-ro, Asan-si, Chungcheongnam-do, Republic of Korea