Department of Cultural Heritage and Religious and Life Stance Affairs

The department is responsible for religious and life stance policy and the central administration of the Church of Norway, and has overall responsibility for Opplysningsvesenets fond and the war graves service. Its responsibilities also include the development of national policy in the archive, library, literature and language fields and the coordination of cultural matters with an international dimension. The department administers allocations and grants to state and non-state bodies and institutions, as well as laws and regulations in these fields.

The department consists of the following sections

  • TK1

    Is responsible for the administration of subordinate agencies and cultural heritage.

  • TK2

    Is responsible for matters concerning religious and life stance policy and the Church of Norway.