About us


A bridge connecting the past and the future
The Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation is committed to preserving and passing on traditional culture for everyone to enjoy.


President of the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation

Choi Young-chang

Thank you for visiting the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation website.

Since its establishment in 1980 as a public agency affiliated with the Cultural Heritage Administration, the Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation has been striving to communicate the traditional culture of Korea to the people. In addition to the transmission of intangible heritage, we have been carrying out various projects and programs to creatively utilize our cultural heritage so that all citizens can better enjoy traditional culture.

The outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020 has had a huge impact on our lives. Due to physical distancing measures and the rise of non-contact communication and services, the online environment has been the main venue for people to encounter cultural heritage. For instance, a number of programs that had previously taken place in royal palaces, such as the Royal Culture Festival and traditional art performances and exhibitions, were held online. Our website presents videos of the online programs that were offered during this period of time.

Meanwhile, there are also programs taking place in the real world, such as the Visit Korean Heritage Campaign, Joseon Royal Tombs Festival, Taste of Suragan (Royal Kitchen), and Let’s Go See GOOD Gut, in accordance with the COVID-19 guidelines. In the post-COVID-19 era, we will continue to protect our cultural heritage and create new value in ways that suit the times.

I ask that you continue to take an interest in our invaluable traditional culture and provide us with your unwavering support.

Thank you.