Museums of today expand the opportunity of local characteristic-focused education and
firsthand cultural experience in addition to its conventional function of collection, preservation,
research and exhibition of relics. With the increase of education, local museums have worked
out community programs and tried to create a sense of unity with local residents and make
them establish regional identity for themselves.
Therefore, museum education is now positioned as a space of life-long education for local
residents and induces local residents’ active and voluntary participation in it, thus becoming not
museum-oriented but local resident-oriented cultural space.
In this regard, this study examined the activation strategy of museum education programs,
focusing on Suwon Hwaseong Museum that activated local characteristics. Established based on
the local characteristics of Suwon, Suwon Hwaseong Museum exhibits relics and historical
culture that are related to King Jeongjo, with the background of Suwon Hwaseong (fortress).
In addition, its other aims are to preserve Suwon Hwaseong’s values of cultural assets and be
placed as a cultural space that can share and make the most of local culture.
It is also necessary for Suwon Hwaseong Museum to be positioned as a more interesting and
diversified learning space of culture via establishing future-oriented diverse and specialized
education programs, focusing on the local asset of Suwon Hwaseong. The investigator hopes
that Suwon Hwaseong Museum is perceived as an agency of cultural education by residents
in Suwon and the public and positioned as a museum that can take the lead in local culture
as a pivotal public agency of community.