The University of Oslo (UiO) has about 27 000 students, is Norway’s leading institution of higher education and research – and is rated among the top 100 universities, according to Shanghai World Ranking of 2016. UiO has 8 faculties and 2 museums, possessing top research communities in many areas. Moreover, UiO currently has 10 National Centres of Excellence and strategic interdisciplinary research areas in the fields of energy and life sciences. The Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History (IAKH) houses the only Conservation Study program in Norway. Its focus is on paintings and CH objects from the Stone Age to the present. The Museum of Cultural History (KHM) carries out research on its archaeological, ethnographic, numismatic and ecclesiastic art collections, selections of which are on public display. KHM also houses one of the world’s largest Viking Age collections for which a new museum is planned to open in 2023.
IAKH-UiO: The Department of Archaelogy, Conservation and History (is comprised of three disiplines which in different ways study the past. 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.
Large and well-equipped conservation studios (both for paintings and objects), several documentation and scientific instruments (RTI, photogrammetry, portable XRF and FTIR, micro-ATR-FTIR, X-Ray radiography, optical microscopes).
KHM-UIO: The Museum of Cultural History is part of the University of Oslo and includes the Historical Museum in Oslo city centre and the Viking Ship Museum in the beautiful area of Bygdøy.
SEM-EDS, XRD, micro-Raman, micro-ATRFTIR, GC-MS, HPLC, portable colorimeter, UV-Vis spectrometer, etc.