- Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
- Buyeo National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
- Gaya National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
- Naju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
- Jungwon National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
- Seoul National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
- Wanju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
- Cultural Heritage Conservation Science Center
Purpose of Establishment
The Gyeongju National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage was established on January 3, 1990 to take over the work of the Gyeongju Michu Royal Tomb Area Excavation Research Group and the Gyeongju Historical Remains Excavation Research Group, which were established in 1973 and 1975, respectively, to study the cultural heritage of the Silla Dynasty.
Its major responsibilities includes the scientific investigation of material cultural relics within its jurisdiction (The Daegu and Gyeongbuk regions), as well as playing a pivotal role in the urgent investigation and administration of universal protection for cultural relics, and providing basic scientific data and of course social education and tourism documents.
In particular, after determining through scientific means the scale and design of the sites of the royal palaces, government offices and urban landscape of the old Silla capital, the Research Institute creates replicas of them. They have performed annual excavation surveys related to the area around the Silla royal castle of Wolseong and the collective residential communities around the eastern outskirts of Hwangneungsa Temple Site with a view to utilizing them as national educational resources and touristattractions.
The institute is also in charge of the comprehensive scientific surveys that have been performed every five years since 1999 and which are related to the protection and maintenance of material cultural remains at Namsan Mountain. It also performs emergency excavation studies and surveys of cultural relics for the protection of interred cultural remains, and publishes the corresponding reports and chronological lists relating on an annual basis. The institute has a scientific conservation room that houses excavated artifacts for the permanent protection of cultural relics.
Excavation Studies of the Sacheonwangsa Temple Site / Excavation Survey of the Wolseong Castle Moat / Excavation Survey of the Jjoksaem Relics / Bunhwangsa Temple Excavation Survey / Excavation Surveys of the Silla Royal Capital Relics.
Conservation of Excavated Relics
From around 1973, concerns regarding the conservation of relics unearthed during large-scale excavation research in the Gyeongju area, including those discovered at specific sites such as Cheonmachong Tomb, Hwangnamdaec-hong Tomb, Anapji Pond, and Hwangnyongsa Temple Site.