Cultural Heritage Shines through Donations Exhibition Room for Donated Articles - sharing the love for cultural heritage

The value of donation culture Donation of cultural heritage objects based on noble-minded thinking that they belong to society

01 Feel the delight in sharing valuable cultural heritage objects with many other people. + 02 Let us collect scattered cultural heritage objects and put them back where they  truly belong. + 03 Remember that the newly found heritage objects help researchers dig into parts of history that remain unknown.

You can also help others look at the country’s splendid history from a new perspective by donating valuable heritage objects.

Exhibition Room for Donated Articles

Thanks to more than 50 donors, this Exhibition Room displays over 820 valuable cultural heritage objects, such as  arrow tips, convex roof tiles with lotus patterns, bunching bottle with lotus and fish patterns, jars, etc.

Status of cultural heritage objects donated to  the Buyeo National Museum

Former Professor Park Man-sik of Chungnam National University donated the most number of objects to the Museum (in 1995) with 273, including an earthenware from the Bake period.

Professor Park Man-sik

Former Professor Park Man-sik of Chungnam National University (Department of Architectural Engineering) donated to the Museum many items -- including Bake earthenware -- that he collected for more than 40 years.  It provided the momentum for the opening of the Exhibition Room for Donated Articles. The objects that he donated are all important materials for those engaging in research on Baekje-era earthenware. According to him, he believes cultural heritage objects belong to society.

Professor Park Man-sik

Donated relics

It is a good thing we can share the delight in looking at valuable heritage objects with many others at the Museum, thanks to the noble-minded donors.

  • 01 Gold Earrings - These exquisitely made earrings are composed of  central link, middle ornament, and hanging accessory. Gold earrings used as burial accessories, like these ones, were made in a simple shape.
  • 02 Buncheong Bottle with Lotus and Fish Design - The fish displays  its fins wide open as if it is about to jump between lotus flowers . It is a bottle made of bunching (grayish-blue powdered celadon) containing figures inscribed with iron oxide. This type of celadon using iron oxide was mostly made at the kiln in Hakbong-ri, Gyeryongsan Mountain, Gongju. Thus, they are also called “Gyeryongsan Buncheong Objects.”
  • 03 Bowl rests from the Yeonsan Area - There are diverse types and shapes of Baekje-era earthenware from the Yeonsan area. Bowl rests looking like mounted bowls are found only in this area. These rests were used to place round-bottomed bowls. Embellishments like triangular or round holes or simple wave patterns are similar to those on objects unearthed from areas that used to belong to Silla or Gaya.
  • 04 Three-legged Earthenware of Bake - These three-legged objects are those found only in areas that belonged to Bake. Each of these display characteristics unique to the area where it was produced. We can tell the difference in the period when each item was produced by the presence and absence of the lid. Those with protruding round bottom are presumed to date back from the late Bake Period (from the end of the 6th Century to the early 7th Century). By the early Bake Period, three-legged earthenware had lowered dish height and three legs attached to the outer side of the body.
  • 05 Earthenware in Various Shapes - These bowls and dishes in various shapes (mainly in the shape of a chicken, tortoise, or gourd) display the characteristic of Bake earthenware. These objects were most likely unearthed from the Yeonsan area.
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Donation of Cultural Heritage Objects
Completing documents for the donation of cultural heritage objects > Review and approval by the Museum > Takeover of cultural heritage objects > Donor registration > Display at the Museum

We at the Buyeo National Museum will preserve the donated cultural heritage objects as if they are precious gems. Experience the delight of sharing heritage objects with many others.

Cultural Heritage Shines through Donations