Cultural heritage and cultural environment

Cultural monuments and cultural environments are important resources as a source of knowledge and experience, for the development of local societies and for industrial development. The cultural monuments which we protect and preserve for posterity must show the diversity of Norwegian society.

Eider duck house at Skjærvær, the western and outer part of the Vega Archipelago, Vega, Nordland.

World Heritage

Chapter 4.8 World Heritage (Report to the Storting (white paper) no. 35 (2012-2013) The Cultural Heritage Policy).

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Conserving Jewish cultural heritage in Europe

03/02/2016: With help from Norwegian construction students, one of the oldest wooden synagogue in the Baltics have been restored. When the ‘Green Synagogue’ opened to the public it was barely recognisable.

Norwegian initiative to combat the looting of Syria’s cultural heritage

02/09/2015: The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) invites to a conference dedicated to combat the looting of Syria’s cultural heritage. The conference will be held in Sofia on 16 September under the patronage of UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.



Norway - Candidate to The World Heritage Comittee 2017

Culture-nature, integrated approach, generations, future, community, cooperation, pride, sustainability, credibility


Evaluation of Nordic World Heritage Foundation (2008-2013)

This evaluation is performed by Vista Analyse AS on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Environment and UNESCO.


Department for Cultural Heritage Management

Phone: +47 22 24 57 11
Address: P.B. 8013 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Kongens gate 20, 0153 Oslo

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