Establishment & History

한국공예디자인문화진흥원이 나아온 길을 알려드립니다.
The Korea Craft & Design Foundation is a public organization affiliated to the Korean Ministry of Sports, Culture and Tourism. The objective of the organization is to promote Korea’s craft, design and hanbok both in Korea and internationally. It is our responsibility to promote the field in order to create opportunities for young makers, artists and related groups. We focus on preserving our own cultural heritage by re-interpreting tradition, research on craft materials/skills and also developing craft related regions around the country. We have worked to improve competition in the field additionally as building entrepreneurship. Our aim is to establish strong networks to lead the field of craft, design and hanbok.
  • 2015. 12

    Designated as the main organization for the promotion of craft culture industry
  • 2014. 06

    Hanbok Advancement Center established (an affiliated organization to the Korea Craft and Design Foundation)
  • 2011. 04

    State owned property Culture Station Seoul 284 (Historic Site No. 284) consigned for management to the Korea Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF)
  • 2011. 01

    Designated as public institution (based on Articles 4, 6 for the Act on Operation of Public Agencies)
  • 2010. 04

    The organization changed to become a joint corporation to become Korea Craft & Design Culture Promotion Foundation, later changed to Korea Craft & Design Foundation(KCDF)
  • 2008. 03

    Korea Craft Promotion Foundation changed in name to Korea Design & Culture Foundation
  • 2006. 11

    Craft Distribution and Support Center set up
  • 2000. 04

    Establishment of the Korea Craft Promotion Foundation