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Asia Cooperation Program on Conservation Science(ACPCS) is a program that selects researchers from Asian countries and public institutions to provide in-depth training on specific individual research topics. The program, which began in 2005, has provided an opportunity to share knowledge and experience in understanding and in preserving cultural heritage. In addition, an international workshop was held in 2012 and 2019 to share the current status and research results of cultural heritage by country as well as to discuss how to improve the research direction of international trainings.

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The orientation course provides with an introduction of Korean cultural heritage and the research projects of NRICH along with guides to living in Korea. During the period, each participant delivers a presentation about their institute, and study plan in Korea to share their knowledge and experience with our institute. Thereafter, the participants undertake individual research. Our professional staffs would help the participant to set out their research plan and methodology. In addition, all participants will be helped and supervised by a relevant staff from various divisions of NRICH while they are conducting the research. During the program, all participants will have several opportunities to visit heritage sites in order to enlighten their knowledge and experience in Korea. Individual fieldtrip regarding their research would be decided by each mentor according to necessity. On the final week of the program, participants will present their research outcomes. All participants may need to submit their final report which contains their research agenda, aims, and outcomes. All sessions and lectures will be delivered in English. NRICH provides the participants airline ticket for a round trip to Korea and living allowance which will cover the cost for accommodations and living expenses during the program. Health and accident insurance is no longer to be covered by NRICH, therefore all participants should have health and accident insurance for ACPCS before they participate in our program. Any expenses for medical treatment should be paid by the participants themselves.

  • 2010 participant from Sri Lanka

    2023 ACPCS participants with NRICH

  • 2019 the 2nd ACPCS workshop

    2023 ACPCS Cultural Heritage Trip in Gyeongju

Planning and Coordination Division, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage,
132 Munji-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea, 34122

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