Bevaring og konservering av vår vakre kirkekunst er en kjernekompetanse i NIKU.


Our focus is on cultural heritage as an asset for society. We work within scales spanning from entire landscapes and cities to individual buildings and objects.

Beate Albrigtsen Pedersen

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Beate Pedersen is Research Advisor at NIKU

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Innovative Technology: Robot to Find Norway’s Hidden Cultural Heritage

The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) and AutoAgri are launching a revolutionary self-driving ground penetrating radar (GPR) for archaeological survey. The technology promises increased efficiency, climate friendly solutions, and accurate mapping of hitherto undiscovered cultural heritage.

60 metre longhouse discovered with GPR near Viking ship at Gjellestad

At Gjellestad in Norway, archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) have found a 60 metre longhouse. There is no longer a doubt that Gjellestad, where the same team discovered a Viking ship in 2018, has been a central place in the late Nordic Iron Age. In the next few years, researchers will hopefully find the answer to how Gjellestad became such an important place.