Working groups

We will investigate how digitisation and advances in virtual reality and social media affect the circulation of heritage.

In Norway, as in the rest of the world, we have in recent years seen a rise in legal measures aiming at protecting cultural property from wilful destruction in times of conflict, and to prevent looting, smuggling and illicit trade in cultural objects.

Heritage policies and practises continue to be anchored in an identity paradigm that entails a view of the world as a mosaic of located cultures, with discrete collective pasts, now to be disturbed by globalisation.

The Anthropocene is a new geological epoch defined by the planetary impact of human activities. What are its implications for heritage?

Objects, places, knowledge and practices are increasingly being transformed into heritage as a result of curatorial practice, that is, practice aimed to protect, preserve, display and interpret cultural heritage.

Heritage is always an ongoing process. Different traditions, narratives, objects, landscapes and places influence interests, understandings, and value perspectives in contemporary and past societies.