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Korean National Heritage Preservation Agency

Date: 06/12/2019 | Source: Uriminzokkiri (En) | Read original version at source

The Korean National Heritage Preservation Agency, founded in August, Juche 46 (1957), is a scientific research institution for preserving national heritage, and it functions as an advisory body.

It conducts research work and publishing and publicity activities in the sector of excavation and restoration of national heritage, and their historical investigation, registration, preservation and management.

At present, the agency is carrying on the work to register the site of Anhak Palace, a typical historical relic in Pyongyang, and Mt Kumgang area as the world cultural heritage and inscribe the dressing customs of the Korean nation and the customs of cultivating and using Kaesong insam on the representative list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity of UNESCO.

It has carried out the investigation and excavation of such historical relics as the mausoleums of the second and 15th kings of Koryo, and made achievements of doubling the durability of red and blue paintings by deepening the research into their pigments.

The agency is located in Rangnang District, Pyongyang.

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