The National Museum of Korea is the most representative and extensive museum in Korea. More than 12,044 of those pieces are always on display in our six permanent exhibition sections, where visitors can examine numerous national treasures of Korea, including Pensive Bodhisattva (Korean National Treasure #78 or #83), Goryeo Celadon Openwork Burner (#95), Ten-Story Pagoda from Gyeongcheonsa Temple Site (#86), and Gold Crown from Silla (#191).
The Asian Arts Section displays a multitude of artwork and cultural objects that reflect the universal aspects of Asian culture while simultaneously representing the unique characteristics of each country.
The Sculpture and Crafts section displays many of the world’s finest specimens of Buddhist sculpture, metal arts, and ceramics.
The Donated Works section displays treasures that have been generously donated to the museum by individual collectors.
The Calligraphy and Painting section displays masterful examples of Korean traditional painting, Buddhist painting, and calligraphy.
The Medieval and Early Modern History section displays historical and cultural items from the Goryeo (918-1392) and Joseon (1392-1897) periods.
The Prehistory and Ancient History section displays artifacts that represent some of the earliest evidence of Korean civilization and culture.