Introduction

Conservation Science Division is dedicated to the preventive conservation of cultural heritage as well as the application of scientific methods to study the past.

HISTORY

2011

Implementation of the fourth Conservation Environment Joint International Research Project by Korea and Japan (2011-2016)


2010

Registration of the patent for a method of organic cultural property sterilization using a de-oxygenation processing technique (Patent registration No. 0987036)


2009

Implementation of the Research and Conservation of Cultural Properties and Joint Research Project between Korea and Mongolia (2009-2011)
Signing of an MOU with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (2009-2014)


2008

Relocation to the new Conservation Science Center building


2006

Commencement of research and development projects on cultural property conservation science


2005

Implementation the third Conservation Environment Joint International Research Project by Korea and Japan (2005~2010)
Completion of the 10-year conservation plan for the 10-story Stone Pagoda of Gyeongcheonsa Temple, and its relocation to the National Museum of Korea
Signing of a joint research agreement with the ‘Centre de recherches sur la conservation des documents graphiques’ (CRCDG) of France for the conservation of recorded cultural heritage
Establishment of the Asia Cooperation Program in Conservation Science (ACPCS)


2004

Relocation to new premises within the Daedeok Research Complex in Daejeon
Development of an insect repellent product specifically design for the conservation of cultural properties (Patent registration No. 0421538)
Establishment of the Soil Analysis Division within the Conservation Science Office


2003

Commercialization of an insect repellent product designed specifically for the conservation of cultural properties = conservation of bozone


2002

Establishment of the mural paintings conservation division within the Conservation Science Office


2001

Development of Dancheong (traditional multicolored paintwork on wooden buildings) paints (Patent registration No. 0304061)
Establishment of the DNA analysis division within the Conservation Science Office


2000

Implementation of the second Conservation Environment Joint International Research Project by Korea and Japan (2000-2005)


1998

Establishment of the thermo-luminescent dating division within the Conservation Science Office


1995

Commencement of the 10-year conservation plan for the 10-story Stone Pagoda of Gyeongcheonsa Temple
Implementation of the Inaugural Conservation Environment Joint International Research Project by Korea and Japan (1995-2000)
Implementation of professional practical training in conservation science


1992

Implementation of the basic education and training program on conservation science


1991

Establishment of the radiocarbon dating technique division within the Conservation Science Office


1980

Publication of the first edition of the Journal of Conservation Science Research


1975

Expansion of the Cultural Properties Research Office to include the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
Establishment of the Conservation Science Office within the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (Stone structure conservation, conservation biology, conservation environment, metal conservation, conservation analysis)


1969

Foundation of the Office of Cultural Properties, Research Division of Cultural Heritage, Conservation Science Office (two persons in charge)



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Scientific Analysis of Cultural Heritage

Through analysis of the composition and structure of cultural artifacts made of diverse elements such as metal, glass, pottery, earthenware and pigment, it is possible to make educated guesses about the raw materials


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Survey Monitoring

We use biological science techniques to perform scientific research related to biological and chemical influences on organic artifacts such as paper and fabrics, as well as taking precautions against the biological damage


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Integrated Research of Cultural Heritage

The goal of this project is to provide support for the repair and restoration of architectural cultural assets with regard to the accurate restoration of assets to their original condition via the analysis of data obtained from traditional architecture research studies.

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Asia Cooperation Program on Conservation Science Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea National Palace Museum of Korea Korea National Commission for UNESCO