Norsk Kulturarv (The Foundation Norwegian Heritage) was founded in 1993. Almost thirty co-founders has signed up since then - among them public authorities such as counties and municipalities as well as representatives from trade and industry. The idealistic purpose of the foundation Norwegian Heritage is to preserve our cultural heritage. In practice this means preserving history by help of historical vitality. For its logo Norwegian Heritage has chosen the St. Olav's Rose, an ancient magical symbol for protection and the keeping of a secret.
It is our task to see to it that the historic environment of Norway is properly cared for. Our strategy in this matter is to create trade value from our cultural values – to maintain them for the present and the future.