Evaluation plan of core assets such as Armory Hospital at Camp Market andAekwan Theater
IncheonMetropolitan City is planning to establish a plan to find a solution for thecurrent issues as well as setting up a principle for the modern culturalheritage management.
Incheon Metropolitan City held the first ‘Modern cultural heritage management TaskForce’ conference on the last 5th, to discuss implementingregistration of Salt Storage at the Open Port and Ongjin-gun Scholarship Hallas cultural properties, and ways to preserve and utilize the modern culturalheritage, which has become the current issue.
▲Incheon Metropolitan City held the first ‘Modern cultural heritagemanagement TF’ conference on the last 5th, to discuss implementingregistration of Salt Storage at the Open Port and Ongjin-gun Scholarship Hallas cultural properties, and ways to preserve and utilize the modern culturalheritage.
The participantsof the conference recognized that setting up a direction for the principles(support, utilization and purchasing, etc.) for the Incheon Metropolitan City’smodern cultural heritage is important in order to utilize and supportmanagement of the modern cultural heritage. They agreed that there is a need forpromotion on finding value in the modern building that embodies the identity ofthe area, and form a consensus among the citizens.
The participants recognized that thereis not enough appreciation for the value of the modern cultural heritage, whichoften leads to result in social conflict. They discussed the ongoing issue on howto preserve and utilize the modern cultural heritage in the conference.
▲ In order to register Salt Storageand Ong-Jin Scholarship Hall as cultural properties, TF is planning to considerthe significance of the Salt Storage and utilization possibility of the Ongjin-gunScholarship Hall. Ongjin-gun Scholarship Hall has significance in that this isa western style residence and an educational facility built during the Japanesecolonization era.
The recent issues are the labor culturalassets, such as: ▷How to evaluate and utilize the CampMarket, Armory Hospital and Salt Storage at the Open Port which are allheritage of the Japanese colonization era ▷ Whether to leave or remove Ong-JinScholarship Hall of Incheon, and how to evaluate and utilize Aekwan Theater ▷ Whether to preserve or move the Incheon Urban Industrial Mission Center.The building assets related to democratization and labor movement are under overallinspection for preservation and management.
Also, the participants agreed that thereis a need to prepare a survey report from the expert group on the moderncultural heritage.
■ Implementingregistration of Salt Storage and Ong-Jin Scholarship Hall as culturalproperties
The Task Force is planning to research the significance of Salt Storage andpossibility of utilizing Ongjin-gun Scholarship Hall, to register them as thecity’s cultural property. Salt Storage is the center foreign concession inIncheon Open Port and has its significance in the architectural style becauseit was built in western residence style during the Japanese colonial period. Expertsare going to prepare an inspection report on evaluation of the characteristicsand ways to utilize them through an extensive investigation.
▲ For the Armory Hospital at CampMarket, they are going to reach a consensus on how to clean it and whether topreserve or move it to another location. They are planning to evaluate itsvalue as a cultural property based on its use and historical significance throughthe ages and consider overall preservation condition.
■ ArmoryHospital at Camp Market
For Armory Hospital at CampMarket, they are planning to reach a consensus on how to clean it and whetherto preserve or move it to another location. It is to be evaluated as a culturalproperty based on its use and historical significance through the ages andconsider overall preservation condition.
■ Incheon Urban Industrial MissionCenter and Aekwan Theater
Incheon Urban Industrial Mission Center is going to find ways to reach anagreement with the local community and citizens who are in conflict whether topreserve it or move it to another location. As for Aekwan Theater, they aregoing to proceed with caution based on the results on its evaluation and waysto utilize it.
▲ For Aekwan Theater, they are going to proceed withcaution based on the results on its evaluation and ways to utilize it.
The city established a TF for the Incheon modern cultural heritage managementlast September, as damage on the modern cultural heritage happens in theprocess of urbanization in the form of redevelopment and re-establishment, andmore social conflict on their value is caused between parties who want topreserve them and sacrifice for development.