The Norwegian Crafts Institute was established in 1987 on behalf of the Norwegian Ministry of Culture and Church Affairs (KKD).
We maintain a directory of craftsmen who practise traditional trades and techniques.
We document and pass on knowledge of traditional craftsmanship to new generations.
We safeguard and pass on rare trades.
We provide the framework for the transmission of knowledge and specialization of craftsmanship at a high level of expertise.
Connecting the diverse milieus of living crafts in Norway
We promote a comprehensive perspective on intangible cultural heritage.