Kidong Bae

ICOM chair of the National Committee of Korea; former President of the Korean Museum Association; Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology, Hanyang University; Director of the Jeongok Prehistory Museum, Gyounggy Province; Seoul, South K

Kidong Bae currently serves as the International Council of Museums (ICOM) chair of the National Committee of Korea and is professor of Archaeology in the Department of Anthropology at Hanyang University, Seoul. He is also the director of the Jeongok Prehistory Museum in Gyounggy Province, president of The Korean Palaeolithic Society, and vice-president of the Asian Paleolithic Association. He serves as board member of the Committee of Cultural Heritage in Gyounggy Province, the National Foundation of Preservation of Cultrual Heritage in Korea, as well as the Hanmi Foundation of Culture. He also is the former president of the Korean Museum Association. Professor Bae's research interests are prehistoric and public archeology, preservation of archaeological sites, as well as heritage and museum education and national policies of museum development.
Kidong Bae has published many books and articles over the past three decades, most recently Heritage Education at Archaeological Sites in 2011 and Archaeology of Northern Iran in 2010.
Kidong Bae received a Bachelor's and Master's degree from the Department of Archaeology from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. from the Department of Anthropology from Berkley.