What is The Thor Heyerdahl Institute?
The Institute endeavours to promote and continue to develop Thor Heyerdahl’s ideas and principles within, interdisciplinary research, international dialogue / multi-cultural co-operation and protection of the global environment
Heritage of the world and Unesco
In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO’s “Memory of the World” Register. Currently, this list includes 238 collections from all over the world.
Every year since 2006 the Thor Heyerdahl Institute has organised a conference on an important contemporary global issue. You can find information about all the International Heyerdahl Day conferences that have been organised so far here.
The Thor Heyerdahl Institute wishes all its friends a Happy New Year! We look back on an exciting and eventful...read more
Thor Heyerdahl Institute have conducted a seminar with the Italian Embassy on Green Economy and Hydropower. The seminar took place in Thor Heyerdahl's childhood home in Larvik. Picture: Amassador Giorgio Novello, The Italian Embassy. ...read more
The Thor Heyerdahl Institute & The Italian Embassy in Norway present the seminar: Nature, hydropower, an environment-conscious economy. Key speakers: The Mayor of Larvik, The Ambassador of Italy in Norway Giorgio Novello, professor Arild Vatn from Norges miljø- og...read more
The Thor Heyerdahl Institute wishes all its friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!read more
Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2016 was a success! More than 200 students attended the conference in October, where the international acclaimed speakers Hilde Waage, Cecilie Hellestveit, Torgeir Higraff, Cecilie Mauritzen and Liv Arnesen talked about the importance...read more
In May 2011, the Thor Heyerdahl Archives were added to UNESCO's "Memory of the World" Register. Currently, this list includes 238 collections from all over the world. The Heyerdahl Archives span the years 1937 to 2002 and include his photographic collection, diaries,...read more