Ongoing Project

As the Gyeongju earthquake hit on September 12 last year, the importance of cultural property safety has been highlighted. In response, the Safety and Disaster Prevention Division(SDPD) was established at the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage in January, 2017.
The SDPD conducts the stability evaluation and disaster prevention of architectural cultural heritage. The ongoing research projects are as follows.



PERIOD JANUARY – DECEMBER, 2018

1. Safety monitoring of important architectural heritage
PERIOD JANUARY DECEMBER, 2018
CONTENT
  • Scientific investigation is necessary for preservation and conservation of cultural property. Safety monitoring is a comprehensive evaluation of structural stability, material strength, and biological damage. Also, it is studying the development and application of non-destructive technology suitable for cultural heritage.

2. Regular investigation of national architecture heritage
PERIOD JANUARY DECEMBER, 2018
CONTENT
  • Currently, there are about 750 cases of national architecture heritages in Korea. It is regularly investigated every 3 years to establish a policy for preserving cultural heritages. The results of the regular investigation are databaseed and analyzed to study the types of damage in cultural heritage and reinforcement plans.

3. Study on evaluation criteria for stability of cultural heritage
PERIOD JANUARY DECEMBER, 2018
CONTENT
  • Cultural heritages show different structure and material properties compare to general architecture. Depending on the type of cultural heritage, it has different structural characteristics. So, the structural characteristics of each type of cultural heritage are studied and appropriate stability svaluation criteria are studied also.

4. Research on disaster prevention technology
PERIOD JANUARY DECEMBER, 2018
CONTENT
  • Through the Gyeongju earthquake in September 2016, it was confirmed that Korea is not safe from earthquakes. In order to reduce disaster damage of cultural heritage, it is studying the technology which can evaluate damage pattern that can occur according to the size of natural disaster such as earthquake and type of cultural heritage.

5. Emergency investigation and international exchange
PERIOD JANUARY DECEMBER, 2018
CONTENT
  • Properly identifying the extent of damage in the event of a disaster is critical to the future response. The SDPD conducts an urgent survey of disaster damage in cultural heritage. Domestic and overseas case studies and field surveys are conducted also. In addition, it is also conducting joint research and investigation with overseas experts. Through these researches, the SDPD is trying to prevent damage to cultural properties and to reduce the damage caused by disasters.

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