2018 IDMS #heritage4generations
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On the 24th of April, ICOMOS-Korea members including several emerging professionals visited ‘The Traditional Architecture Elements Conservation Center’ in commemoration of the ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites with the theme of "Heritage for Generations".
The Center, located at Paju city, South Korea, was founded in 2017 for storing and researching traditional building members and transmitting traditional architectural techniques and knowledge. It has facilities including museum storages, and research, exhibition, and education spaces.
Listening to the explanation by the emerging professionals and senior researchers of the Center, we observed the diverse elements collected from the valuable cultural heritage buildings of Korea, including Sungnyemun Gate in Seoul which was reconstructed after a fire in 2008, Bulhoesa Temple in Naju, and Sebyeonggwan Hall in Tongyeong.
After that, we discussed the preservation and utilization system of traditional architectural elements containing traditional techniques and knowledge.