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Gwangju National Museum aims to conserve cultural values through collection and preservation of historical and valuable artifacts found in Gwangju and Jeollanam-do regions while making contributions to the community through continuous research, exhibition, and education.
Inspired by traditional Korean architecture, Gwangju National Museum is a six story building with two stories above ground and four basement floors. The museum consists of spacious exhibition halls with a total area of 3,305m². A reconstruction took place in December 1996, repairing old facilities and adding two new exhibition halls, the Special Exhibition Hall and the Buddhist Art Exhibition Hall.
* Gwangju National Museum Collections and Exhibition Halls
Gwangju National Museum exhibits various historical artifacts found in Jeolla region including prehistoric relics; artworks related to Buddhism and earthenware from during Baeje, unified Silla, Goryeo, and Joseon dynasties; and underwater discoveries from Sinan shipwreck.