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History
Nov. 1945 Establishment of Royal Household Affair Office (under the U.S. Military Government jurisdiction) succeeding Office of the Yi Dynasty (Yiwangjik) and responsible for the management of cultural heritage
Jun. 1955 Reorganized into Royal Household Properties Office
Oct. 1961 Establishment of Bureau of Cultural Property as an independent agency of Ministry of Education
Jul. 1968 Transferred under the aegis of Ministry of Culture and Information
Apr. 1975 Establishment of Research Institutute of Cultural Heritage and Folk Museum
Dec. 1989 Transferred under the aegis of Ministry of Culture
Jan. 1990 Establishment of Gyeongju Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Buyeo Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Changwon Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, and Mokpo Maritime Heritage Conservation Center
Oct. 1992 Reorganization of Deoksugung Palace Office into Royal Museum
Mar. 1993 Transferred under the aegis of Ministry of Culture and Sports
May 1994 Reorganization of Mokpo Maritime Heritage Conservation Center into National Maritime Museum
Feb. 1998 Transferred under the aegis of Ministry of Culture and Tourism
May 1999 Promoted as Cultural Heritage Administration according to the amended Government Organization Act
Mar. 2000 Establishment of Korea National University of Cultural Heritage
Mar. 2004 Promoted to the vice-ministerial position according to the amended Government Organization Act
Aug. 2005 Reorganization of Royal Museum into National Palace Museum of Korea and Deoksugung Palace Management Office; establishment of Naju Research Institute of Cultural Heritage affiliated with National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
Nov. 2007 Estalishment of Jungwon Research Institute of Cultural Heritage affiliated with National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
Apr. 2009 Reorganization of National Maritime Museum into National Maritime Research Institute of Cultural Heritage; reorganization of Historic Site Bureau and Cultural Heritage Bureau into Heritage Conservation Bureau and Heritage Promotion Bureau each; establishment of Cultural Heritage Conservation Science Center at National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
May 2011 Establishment of Overseas Cultural Heritage Team at Heritage Promotion Bureau
Sep. 2012 Establishment of Joseon Royal Tombs Management Office
Mar. 2013 Removal of Historic Cities Consevation Team and Overseas Cultural Heritage Team
Oct. 2013 Establishment of National Intangible Heritage Center
Mar. 2014 Establishment of Historic Cities Conservation & Promotion Division at Heritage Conservation Bureau; Intangible Cultural Heritage Promotion Division at National Intangible Heritage Center
Dec. 2015 Establishment of World Heritage Team at Heritage Promotion Bureau
May 2016 Establishment of Maninuichong (Tomb of Ten Thousand Patriotic Martyrs) Management Office
Nov. 2016 Establishment of Cultural Heritage Education Team at Heritage Promotion Bureau
Jan. 2017 Establishment of Safety and Disaster Prevention Division at National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
Feb. 2017 Establishment of Ganghwa Research Institute of Cultural Heritage affiliated with National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
Jun. 2017 Establishment of West Sea Cultural Heritage Division at National Maritime Research Institute of Cultural Heritage