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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White paper - Background and summary

Living with our Cultural Heritage

The report presents assessments and formulations of the value basis, of goals and of strategies for a renewed cultural heritage policy. It also contains a number of specific recommendations.

Act of 9 June 1978 No. 50

Cultural Heritage Act

The purpose of this Act is to protect archeological and architectural monuments and sites, and cultural environments in all their variety and detail, both as part of our cultural heritage and identity and as an element in the overall environment and resource management.


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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