<html xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns:st1="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40">

<head>
<meta http-equiv=Content-Type content="text/html; charset=ks_c_5601-1987">
<meta name=Generator content="Microsoft Word 11 (filtered medium)">
<o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"
 name="country-region"/>
<o:SmartTagType namespaceuri="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"
 name="place"/>
<!--[if !mso]>
<style>
st1\:*{behavior:url(#default#ieooui) }
</style>
<![endif]-->
<style>
<!--
 /* Font Definitions */
 @font-face
        {font-family:바탕;
        panose-1:2 3 6 0 0 1 1 1 1 1;}
@font-face
        {font-family:굴림;
        panose-1:2 11 6 0 0 1 1 1 1 1;}
@font-face
        {font-family:"Arial Narrow";
        panose-1:2 11 5 6 2 2 2 3 2 4;}
@font-face
        {font-family:"\@바탕";
        panose-1:2 3 6 0 0 1 1 1 1 1;}
@font-face
        {font-family:"\@굴림";
        panose-1:2 11 6 0 0 1 1 1 1 1;}
 /* Style Definitions */
 p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal
        {margin:0cm;
        margin-bottom:.0001pt;
        text-align:justify;
        text-justify:inter-ideograph;
        text-autospace:none;
        word-break:break-hangul;
        font-size:10.0pt;
        font-family:바탕;}
a:link, span.MsoHyperlink
        {color:blue;
        text-decoration:underline;}
a:visited, span.MsoHyperlinkFollowed
        {color:purple;
        text-decoration:underline;}
span.EmailStyle17
        {mso-style-type:personal-compose;
        font-family:굴림;
        color:windowtext;}
 /* Page Definitions */
 @page Section1
        {size:595.3pt 841.9pt;
        margin:99.25pt 3.0cm 3.0cm 3.0cm;
        layout-grid:18.0pt;}
div.Section1
        {page:Section1;}
-->
</style>
<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:shapedefaults v:ext="edit" spidmax="1026" />
</xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml>
 <o:shapelayout v:ext="edit">
  <o:idmap v:ext="edit" data="1" />
 </o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]-->
</head>

<body lang=KO link=blue vlink=purple>

<div class=Section1 style='layout-grid:18.0pt'>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>TO: Hans Kim<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>Further to your question
about how </span></font><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>Korean arts currently
displayed at the National Museum of Korea were preserved during the Korean war,
please note the following.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>Much</span></font><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Arial Narrow"'> of the current collection now on display was not yet present
in the Museum in 1950. Much of today’s large collection was assembled during
the last 35 years. In 1945 the largest museum in Seoul in 1945 was the </span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>조선총독부</span></font><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'> </span></font><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt'>박물관</span></font><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>
which served as the foundation for the National Museum of Korea. During the Korean
War the museum’s personnel packaged up the collection for safe-keeping to
prevent it being looted and transported to <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place
 w:st="on">North Korea</st1:place></st1:country-region>. (See citation below.)</span></font><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Arial Narrow"'><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>You first need to read the
history of how the National Museum of Korea started and how the collection was
put together during the early years. May I suggest that you use “Google Korea” and
enter “</span></font><font size=2 face=굴림><span style='font-size:11.0pt;
font-family:굴림'>중앙국립박물관의역사</span></font><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>” to find the
basic facts of the museum during the period of 1945 – 1950 and the war years of
1950-1953. --- Two sites giving initial basic information are: <a
href="http://www.koreandb.net/dictionaries/Viewframe.aspx?id=5024&ser=2">http://www.koreandb.net/dictionaries/Viewframe.aspx?id=5024&ser=2</a>
--- and <a href="http://www.donga.com/fbin/output?f=jvs&code=jv_&n=200510260132">http://www.donga.com/fbin/output?f=jvs&code=jv_&n=200510260132</a>
-- In the latter site (donga.com) note the following description of the
protection of the museum’s cultural treasures by museum personnel to protect
them from looting by the North Korean military.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'>“….6·25</span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>전쟁</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>때</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>국립박물관의</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>문화재를</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>북한에</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>몽땅</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>내줄</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>뻔했다</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'>. </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>서울을</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>점령한</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>북한은</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>더글러스</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>맥아더</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>장군의</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>인천상륙작전으로</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>서울에서</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>밀려나게</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>되자</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>국립박물관의</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>유물을</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>북으로</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>가져가려</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>했다</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'>.
</span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:
bold'>국립박물관</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>직원들은</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> <span lang=EN-CA>‘</span></span></font></b><b><font size=2><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>지연작전</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'>’</span></font></b><b><font size=2><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>을</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>벌였다</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'>. </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>문화재를</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>최대한</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>천천히</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>포장하고</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> <span lang=EN-CA>‘</span></span></font></b><b><font size=2><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>크기와</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>내용을</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>기록하는</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>일을</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>빠뜨렸다</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'>’</span></font></b><b><font size=2><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>며</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>포장을</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>다시</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>푸는</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>식으로</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>시간을</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>끈</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font
size=2><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>것이다</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:
"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'>. </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>북한군은</span></font></b><b><font
size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>시간에</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>쫓기자</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>문화재</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>반출을</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>포기하고</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'> </span></font></b><b><font size=2><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;font-weight:bold'>도망쳤다</span></font></b><b><font size=2
face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";
font-weight:bold'>.”</span></font></b><b><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span
lang=EN-CA style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow";font-weight:bold'><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>There are many more sites that
come up on the Google Korea search engine giving information that could be
useful to you on this subject.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>><o:p> </o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>Sincerely yours,<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>Peter Bartholomew<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>Royal Asiatic Society-Korea
Branch<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face="Arial Narrow"><span lang=EN-CA
style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Arial Narrow"'>peb@ircltd.com<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

</div>

</body>

</html>