Norwegian crafts institute / INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE


We promote a comprehensive perspective on intangible cultural heritage.

The Norwegian Crafts Institute plays an important role in implementing UNESCO’s Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. This heritage is safeguarded through the transmission of traditional knowledge to new generations. Each year we organize gatherings for organizations working in the fi eld covered by the Convention. The aim is to exchange and discuss the methods for safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. A register has been established to map and gather information and to raise awareness of cultural heritage within Norway. The Norwegian Crafts Institute has been accredited non-governmental organization by UNESCO and cooperates with Arts Council Norway (Kulturrådet) concerning the implementation of the Convention.