NIKU is an independent institute within the wider field of Cultural Heritage in Norway and beyond.


We have expertise in the field of cultural heritage and perform large and small projects on behalf of private and public actors.


Here are some examples of NIKUs research both past and present.


A new article brings the Tune Ship to the world

The Tune ship was found in 1867, but what it looked like and how it was used for has long been a mystery. 150 years after the discovery of the ship, archaeologist and researcher Knut Paasche has created a digital reconstruction of the ship that has revealed many of its mysteries.