Announcement Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage on the Korean Peninsula November 2013

News vom 17.10.2013

International Workshop on the

Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage on the Korean Peninsula

November 14–15, 2013 

in the Small Lecture Room (Kleiner Vortragssaal) of the Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin, Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preußischer Kulturbesitz), Entrance Takustr. 40, 14195 Berlin

Warfare, states of emergency and social unrest can have devastating consequences not only for human beings but also for objects and sites of cultural heritage, as shown by the tragic examples of the destruction of the Buddha figure in Afghanistan and the severe damage caused by looting in the National Museum in Baghdad. In view of the politically tense situation between North and South Korea and the repeated discussions on the conditions of a possible re-unification, the current research project is concerned with the protection and preservation of cultural heritage on the Korean peninsula. 
This first International Workshop on the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage on the Korean Peninsula in Berlin brings together Korean and German experts to discuss, with reference to both historical and present-day examples, how the protection and preservation of the major cultural monuments in the historically important towns of Pyongyang and Gaeseong as well as of the art treasures in North Korea can be achieved and secured. A further topic of discussion is which legal regulations and other measures are required to ensure the preservation of the cultural patrimony in North Korea.

Speakers and Moderators: incl. Prof. Dr. Klaas Ruitenbeek (Director of Asian Art Museum at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz), Dongwoo Yim M.A. (Assoc. AIA, co-founder & principal PRAUD Boston), Antje Papist-Matsuo M.A. (Curatorial Assistant of Asian Art Museum at the SMBPK), Prof. Dr. Stefan Simon (Director of Rathgen-Forschungslabor at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz), Prof. Dr. Matthias Theodor Vogt (Director of Institute für Kulturelle Infrastruktur Sachsen), Prof. Dr. Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch and Annegret Bergmann M.A. (East Asian Art History, Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Hyowon Lee and Dr. Seokmin Lee (Constitutional Law and Unification Law Center in School of Law, Seoul National University)

The international workshop will be held in English language and participation is by invitation only.

Head of Project : Prof. Dr. Jeong-hee Lee-Kalisch, East Asian Art History, FU Berlin

Project Co-ordinator : Seoyoung Kim, East Asian Art History, FU Berlin

Co-operation Partners : Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin, Seoul National University

Financial Sponsors : Arts Council Korea, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Korean Cultural Centre, Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea


Contact: Ms. Seoyoung Kim s.kim@fu-berlin.de


Download the workshop announcement:

Announcement Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage on the Korean Peninsula_Nov_2013

Download the workshop programme:

Programme Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage on the Korean Peninsula_Nov_2013


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