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Ministry of Church and Education (1819–1990)

On 1 January 1819, 1st Ministry (Church and Education Affairs) had its name changed to the Ministry of Church and Education.

On 3 August 1885, affairs concerning technical schools and European measurements were transferred from the Ministry of Church and Education to the new Ministry of Labour.

On 1 July 1913, moral and temperance affairs were transferred from the Ministry of Church and Education to the Ministry of Social Affairs (of 1913).

On 1 October 1916, poverty and vagrancy affairs were transferred from the Ministry of Church and Education to the Ministry of Social Affairs (of 1916).

During the Second World War 1940-1945, Norwegian ministries were working under the legal leadership of Johan Nygaardsvold’s Government in exile in London, and under Nazi Germany’s occupation authorities in Oslo (marked NS). The Ministry of Church and Education NS in Oslo was not organisationally altered during the war.

On 8 May 1945, the ministry structure in Oslo was re-established as it was on 9 April 1940.

On 14 October 1981, responsibility for culture and science affairs was transferred to an additional minister in the Ministry of Church and Education. On 1 January 1982, these affairs were transferred to the new Ministry of Culture and Science.

On 16 October 1989, responsibility for church affairs in the Ministry of Church and Education was transferred to the minister responsible for the Ministry of Culture and Science, while responsibility for science affairs in the Ministry of Culture and Science was transferred to the minister responsible for the Ministry of Church and Education. On 1 January 1990, church affairs were transferred from the Ministry of Church and Education to the Ministry of Culture and Science, while science affairs were transferred from the Ministry of Culture and Science to the Ministry of Church and Education. The Ministry of Church and Education now had its name changed to the Ministry of Education and Research, listed here as the Ministry of Education and Research (of 1990). The Ministry of Culture and Science had its name changed to the Ministry of Church and Culture.

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