The Ewha Womans University Museum was established in 1935 with the goal of preserving the cultural heritage of Korea. Originally, items related to folk art, traditional woodwork, and pottery were put on display in the hall of the main university to keep them from being confiscated during the Japanese occupation. This later led to the opening of the museum to display and store the growing collection.
Regular exhibitions of the museum’s collection have been taking place annually from 1972. Starting in 1996, the museum has also been holding special exhibitions that focus on other themes of cultural heritage. Additional small-scale exhibitions are also held frequently to promote Korea's traditional culture and art.
A ceramics research facility as well as a more traditional museum, a large portion of the museum’s efforts is focused on the research and excavation of kilns. To this aim, excavation teams from the museum have traveled to various parts of the country to conduct studies on historic sites and assess the value of artifacts. Through the publication of books and reports on its discoveries, the museum has contributed to raising knowledge and awareness of Korean cultural heritage in academia and among the public.
Exhibition Hall area: 2,072㎡
* The museum possesses more than 20,000 pieces including 1 National treasure, 8 Treasures and 3 Important Folklore Materials.
* Five hundred specially chosen pieces are on display.
- Core collection: ancient pottery, wood works, paintings, calligraphy, metal works and traditional clothings.
Age Limit for Activities
Open to visitors ages 6 or older
Exhibition Hall Information
Permanent & special exhibition, the Chang Pudeok Memorial Gallery, donated collection exhibition
Admission / Participation Fees
* Groups of over 15
are required to make reservations 15 days in advance.
* Reservation Method: 1) Fill the application form.
2) Submit by email or fax.
* Tel: (02)-3277-3675
/ Fax: (02)-3277-3153 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Foreign Language Intepretation Services
Language: English (Reservations required)
* Required time: 1 hour / Place: Museum Lobby (1F)
www.museum.ewha.ac.kr (Korean, English)