Archives, libraries and museums
Ministry of Culture maintains the overall national responsibility for archives, libraries and museums.
All government agencies are required to archive documents used when carrying out their duty. The archives secure its documents as sources of information for the future.
The library system in Norway includes public libraries, county libraries, school libraries, public and private academic and research libraries, the library of talking books and braille (NLB) and the National Library.
Museums and cultural heritage
The museums are one of the main elements in maintaining a collective memory and these institutions play an important role when it comes to developing and communicating information about how humans understand and interact with their surroundings.
The most important documents are bills (propositions), white papers, hearing documents and Official Norwegian Reports (NOUs). (These documents are primarily available in Norwegian.)
Department of Cultural Heritage and Religious and Life Stance Affairs
Address: Postboks 8030 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Grubbegata 1, Oslo