The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) is an independent non-profit institution dedicated to preservation and sustainable management of cultural heritage.
NIKU conducts research and provides professional services for cultural heritage authorities, public administration agencies, churches, museums, property developers, owners of art and historic buildings, and international clients. The institute’s main areas of expertise are conservation of art and buildings, archaeology, cultural heritage in the High North, and spatial planning for embracing cultural heritage in public and commercial development.
NIKU’s professional staff consists of conservators, archaeologists, architects, engineers, geographers, ethnologists, social scientists, art historians, researchers and advisors with special competencies in cultural heritage management and preservation.
NIKU is based in Oslo and have regional offices in Bergen, Trondheim, Tønsberg and Tromsø. The staff counts more than 80 people.