Korean Heritage: A Cultural Legacy for the World

The Korea Heritage Education Institute (KHEI), founded in 2010, aims to introduce people of the world to the history and culture of Korea. KHEI, commonly called the Heritage Institute, is a non-profit organization, trying to help people enhance their understanding of the arts, customs, history, and landscapes of Korea through production of texts, photos, education materials, publications, and organizing programs. Helping the Koreans understand other cultures is also our job. We hope to contribute to enhancing mutual respect among people and understanding cultural diversity. We hope to create contents and produce educational materials in Korean and in foreign languages, with particular emphasis on young learners. We welcome all members from all walks of life, all nationalities, all ages, all professions, anyone with a sense of history, and interest in Korea. We also invite writers, editors, and photographers to join our efforts to record and document anything cultural and historical around them.

Missions of the KHEI

1. KHEI aims to contribute to the understanding of the Korean people of Korea’s cultural and natural heritage.
2. KHEI helps people understand cultural diversity commensurate with the national status as a leading member of the global community.
3. KHEI develops contents on cultural heritage in multiple languages and distributes them to Koreans and foreigners in and outside Korea.
4. KHEI hopes to play a role in enhancing Korea’s communication with outside world


Research on cultural heritage education methodology
Research on the interpreting and publicizing cultural heritage
Research on the training of specialized manpower on cultural heritage
Research on international collaboration in the area of cultural heritage


Production of educational and interpretative contents on cultural and natural heritage
Developing educational contents in foreign language for Koreans abroad and foreign Korean family members by marriage.
Developing multi-language texts as auxiliary education material for schools.
Developing contents on world cultural heritage.


Email: heritagekorea22@gmail.com


Creating narratives on less known history and tradition of Korea is important part of the activities. In 1903, the first batch of 102 Korean emigrants left Incheon (then Jemulpo) port for Hawaii. The History Museum of Emigration in Incheon.
RAS (Royal Asiatic Society) leader Peter Bartholomew serves as a volunteer guide every year to the northern Seoul neighborhood and Hwaseong Fortress in Suwon. The Korea Heritage Education Institute focuses on creating interpretative texts on Korean history and cultural heritage sites.