Contributing to the search, introduction, and
appreciation of Korean cultural heritages the world over.

조사연구 사업 집중추진, 전문가 그룹과의 네트워킹, 국외소재 문화재 지원 사업, 문화재 변환사업

The Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation plays a leading role in the survey and research of Korea’s cultural heritage abroad, the promotion of the value of such activities, and the return of tainted Korean cultural objects from overseas.

Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation

The Overseas Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation was, in accordance with Article 69 (3) of the Cultural Properties Protection Act, founded as an affiliate of the Cultural Heritage Administration. The Foundation specializes in the systematic survey and research of Korean cultural heritages located overseas. It also supports overseas programs related to the utilization of Korean cultural heritages.

The Foundation has taken a leading role in repatriating tainted Korean cultural objects from overseas. Cognizance of its work in Korea has been raised via such means as publications, conferences, and exhibitions.

The Foundation strives to increase awareness of the importance of Korean cultural heritages overseas, promote the value of such heritages, and to facilitate the appreciation thereof.