Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Uigwe is a collection of royal protocols of the Korean Joseon Dynasty (1392 - 1910) which records and prescribes through text and stylized illustration the important ceremonies and rites of the royal family. Whenever a national ceremony or banquet directed by the government occurred, a temporary office called Dogam was established and took charge of the event. After the event was finished, the office transformed into an office Uigwecheong and compiled a book regarding the event for future similar events. It has been designated as one of the UNESCO''s Memory of the World. Most of surviving uigwe are kept at Kyujanggak and Jangseogak libraries (the former Royal Libraries), and Bibliothèque nationale de France.