National Trust of Norway (Fortidsminneforeningen) works for the preservation of our country's cultural monuments and built heritage, as well as to create a general understanding of the value of these. We aim to be the leading voluntary cultural heritage organization in Norway. Our main tasks are to manage our historic properties, among them eight stave churches, work to strengthen traditional crafts and building protection, engage in local conservation issues and influence cultural heritage policy in Norway.
We fight for valuable cultural monuments and cultural environments to be taken care of for posterity. Some believe that cultural monuments must be very old to be valuable. This is not the case. We care about cultural monuments from all epoches, although with a special fondness for historic buildings and building environments.
National Trust of Norway is a nationwide organization based on voluntary forces. The association's highest body is the general assembly, which appoints the board. A secretary general heads the main administration in Oslo, while county departments and local teams across the country are responsible for the association's overall activities.
National Trust of Norway