China (Yuan dynasty), 1323
Mado Shipwreck No.1
Research on traditional ships is conducted in order to seek Korea’s disappearing traditional shipbuilding techniques and to conserve and pass on the legacy. To do this, research on shipbuilding method, navigation, identification of shipbuilding experts, production of replicas, and restoration to original form are conducted. The process of restoring a ship to its original form is conducted along with research from the institute and shipbuilding experts, and is also open to the public. Additionally, traditional shipbuilding experience programs are conducted where visitors can participate themselves.
Joseon – Japanese Colonial Era
Joseon - modern and present age
The restored traditional ships are used in multiple areas. The Gangjin Onggi boat, which was restored in 2010, is used for records and research on traditional navigation methods while being sailed by a person with knowledge on traditional methods of navigation. The Joseon Tongsinsaseon, reproduced in 2018, is being used for educational and experience programs with the public, and provides an opportunity to explore maritime cultural heritage. It is also increasing in familiarity with the public through its participation in various ocean-related events such as the Joseon Tongsinsa Festival, The Mokpo Port Festival, etc.
Research on Transmission of Traditional Navigation Techniques
Traditional Sailboat Navigation Experience Event for "A Day with Culture"
Ship Boarding Experience Event for Joseon Tongsinsa Festival
Administrative Office Maritime Heritage Research Division