Values and focus areas



Valdres Museums shall facilitate a meeting place between generations and be perceived as responsible, relevant, bold and inclusive. This means that the Valdres Museums shall:

  • share knowledge
  • facilitate preservation and transfer of tangible and intangible cultural heritage
  • take its social mission seriously, be a credible voice that brings important knowledge into the public domain
  • make contemporary and future life richer for both individuals and society
  • show that we are a relevant cooperation partner and development agent
  • comply with the Code of thics issued by the International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Object and focues areas

The object of the Valdres Museums is to conserve, document research and disseminate local cultural heritage. The Valdres Museums constitute a core museum in Norway in respect of living folk culture. Its focus areas are local history, self-sufficiency , building preservation, national costumes and folk music.