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About the Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History

The Department of Archaelogy, Conservation and History (IAKH) is comprised of three disiplines which in different ways study the past.

The building Blindernveien 11, on the wall the name of the department is written in Norwegian. Photo.
Photo: Jarli&Jordan/UiO

The department has internationally oriented archaeologists, the only conservation program in Norway and the biggest group of historians in Scandinavia. The department has close to 100 employees, including non-permanent research fellows.

The study programs span archaeology from the Stone Age to the Middle Ages, object and paintings conservation, and history from Antiquity to the present age.

Facts and figures

The department has an internally oriented environment in archaeology, offers the country’s only education in conservation, and has the largest historian community in the Nordic region.



Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History
PO Box 1008 Blindern
N-0315 Oslo

Telephone: + 47 22 85 49 00
Fax: 22 85 52 78

Getting around the department

The Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History has offices at three different locations: Niels Treschows building, Blindernveien 11 and Frederiksgate 3.