A new international project is to explore how cultural heritage, monuments and the professionals involved in their safeguarding, can be better protected during times of war.
Heritage and society
Our researchers and advisors have expertise on cultural heritage in spatial planning, management and community development.
Cultural heritage and society
We are surrounded by cultural heritage sites every day, whether we think of them as 'cultural heritage sites' or not.
Planning and environmental impact assessments
NIKU provides both advice and analysis services and also carries out studies in connection with various types of planning, both public and private.
Dynamically adapting to various social changes is the fundamental, historical character of the city.
Cultural heritage sites and climate
Climate change may influence preservation conditions for our cultural heritage such as archaeological cultural monuments below ground, buildings and landscape.
Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen is the Head of department for Heritage and societyContact Torgrim
Heritage experts to study Ukrainian response to protecting cultural heritage and monuments during war
NIKU and Scottish partners invites to a week of workshops and lectures in Oslo
The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research invites researchers, heritage professionals and other interested groups to a week of workshops and lectures based on our collaborations with partners from The University of Stirling and The University of Edinburgh.
Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen appointed Honorary Professor Position at The University of Stirling
Research Professor and head of the Department of Cultural Heritage and Society at NIKU, Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen, has been awarded Honorary Professor Position at the University of Stirling for the period 2021-2024.
Curbatheri – A toolkit for conceptualizing heritage values in city planning
An international research project aims to develop methods to assess the value of historical structures in urban planning. The unusual name is an abbreviation of ‘Curating Sustainable URBAn Transformations through HERItage’ – CURBATHERI.
Monumentalizing refugee heritage: Vietnamese boat people memorials
In November 2019 NIKU researcher Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen spent two weeks as a visiting scholar at Australian National University (ANU), Canberra. As a part of this he held a seminar at Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies about on the heritage produced by the Vietnamese refugee diaspora following the Vietnam War.
Critical Digital Heritage 2020: Call for Papers
We urge contributors to demonstrate how the sessions’ topics may be discussed through a variety of methods and theoretical approaches from different disciplines.
New article: How is immigrant heritage represented in Norwegian museums?
Researchers from NIKU have published a new article on the means and approaches Norwegian museums use to involve immigrants in museum work and how they include the stories and experiences of modern migrants in their collections.
Researcher / senior researcher in cultural heritage
NIKU are looking for two researchers for the Department of Cultural Heritage and Society at NIKU's head office in Oslo.
Successful PARKAS seminar 2018
The main theme for the seminar was integration of cultural heritage in the management of national parks, with Hardangervidda and Saltfjellet-Svartisen as cases.
Valuing Immigrant Memories as Common Heritage
What is the public memory of Norwegian immigrants in America today? How has an immigrant group with attachment to Scandinavian roots affected a culturally diverse society in America? A new article provides answers.
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