Kangjin, Chonnam was a Celadon
production site from
the late Unified Shilla period to the early Koryo period. Kangjin can be called "the
treasure-house of celadon ware", because
of its 500-year history.
In 1939, during the Japanese Colonial Period, it was designated
Relic No. 107. After Independence, in 1964, it was designated Historic
Spot No. 68. From 1991 to 1992, the Haekang Museum completed an
overall survey of the Koryo Celadon Porcelain Kiln, and analyzed
all 188 central Celadon sites. Despite the historic and cultural
significance, there was no facility for the preserv -ing and exhibition
of celadon in Korea. To maintain and conserve our important relics,
Kangjin County was supported by the Culture Bureau of Property Custody
with 6.5 billion won. With this budget, the construction of this
museum was begun in December 1991, and opened as the "Kangjin Celadon Data Museum" in September 1997 in time for "the
2nd Kangjin Celadon Culture Festival".
The purpose of this museum is the collection, preservation,
exhibition and study of Celadon at an original Celadon production
site. Outside of the museum, we teach the history of celadon pottery
to the public and we provide a wealth of data to scholars.