The return of the Uigwe

Royal Protocols arrive home
Home at last: the first batch of the 297 volumes of Korea’s ancient royal protocol being returned from France arrives at Incheon on 14 April. The manuscripts were then moved to the National Museum of Korea. The batch contained 75 manuscripts in five specially made crates that controlled humidity and temperature. (Joongang Ilbo / YONHAP)

Ancient texts looted by France are home at last – the Uigwe once stored in the Oegyujanggak library on Ganghwa-do return to the National Museum of Korea on semi-permanent lease. http://bit.ly/fIFpeJ #

The second volume of the illustrated protocol
The second volume of the illustrated protocol detailing the royal wedding of King Yeongjo and his queen Jeongsun of the Chosun Dynasty (National Museum of Korea / Chosun Ilbo)

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