Renovation of Eleja Tea house in Latvia

Renovation of Eleja Tea house in Latvia

The Jelgava Local Municipality has got green light for a project implementation under European Economic Area Financial Mechanism „Conservation and revitalization of cultural and natural heritage”. With the financial support of program it is considered to restore Tea house in Eleja Manor park and stone fence, which both currently are in extremely poor condition.

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Restoration of Eleja Manor Premises

Restoration of Eleja Manor Premises

NIKU, represented by conservator Susanne Kaun and architect Lars Jacob Hvinden-Haug, have visited our EEA partnership project in Latvia 2.-3. June 2015. There they also got the opportunity to visit the exceptionally beautiful restored palace Rundales.

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The Brukenthal summer residence in Avrig (Schloss Freck)

The Brukenthal summer residence in Avrig (Schloss Freck)

Lars Jacob Hvinden-Haug has been in Avrig in Transylvania (Romania) for so-called «seed money” from the EEA Grants, to establish a project were NIKU hopes to be Norwegian partner and advisor. The project that will be applied for is the rehabilitation of an unusually large and beautiful double Baroque orangery (greenhouse) from 1760-70’s, erected by the governor of Transylvanian Samuel von Brukenthal, an important person in the history of Transylvania as well as the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.

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Report: Harnessing the hidden potential of cities

Report: Harnessing the hidden potential of cities

Now available: The report from the conference "Can Cultural Heritage Investments Support Inclusive Urban Development?" hosted by The Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research in cooperation with the World Bank in Oslo in April, 2012.

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CRIC- Identity and Conflict

CRIC- Identity and Conflict

NIKU's General Director Carsten Paludan-Müller has participated in CRIC: Cultural Heritage and the Reconstruction of Identities after Conflict, a multi-disciplinary project investigating the relationship between cultural heritage, conflict and identity.

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The use of advanced technology: understanding, preservation and management of cultural heritage

The use of advanced technology: understanding, preservation and management of cultural heritage

This project will explore and implement new possibilities for knowledge-driven management of cultural heritage through the use of advanced technology and methods. The objective is to gain insight into methodological, practical and theoretical implications the use of non-destructive methods bring forward in relation to cultural heritage issues and to adapt and further develop a range of these techniques and methods with the purpose of improving research and management of cultural heritage. The project will increase knowledge in this field for the benefit of cultural heritage research and management.

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