Preserving Norwegian Stave Churches

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Preserving Norwegian Stave Churches

What is the course about?

Preserving Norwegian Stave Churches
The course Preserving Norwegian Stave Churches is an online class provided by Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) through Future Learn. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
Stave Churches are an important part of Norway’s heritage. Discover how Norwegian Stave Churches have been restored and preserved.
Course description
  • What are the challenges of preserving Stave Churches? Find out on this course.
  • 2 weeks
  • Stave Churches in Norway are admired worldwide for their rich history and intricate architecture. Some have been standing for almost 1,000 years and one, the Urnes Stave Church, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • On this course, you will explore what makes Norwegian Stave Churches unique and how they have been preserved.
  • You will learn the definition of Stave Churches and what makes them different from each other. With real-life examples, you will explore the traditional craftmanship and tools used to restore Stave Churches in Norway, as well as understand the challenges in preserving them.
  • The definition of a Stave Church
  • Different types of Stave Churches
  • Challenges in preserving Stave Churches
  • Examples of restoring Stave Churches
  • Identify the characteristics of a Stave Church
  • Explain the remaining groups of Stave Churches in Norway
  • Reflect upon the challenges in preserving the Norwegian Stave Churches
  • Explore a national cultural heritage initiative exemplified by the Norwegian Stave Church Restoration Programme
  • This course is for anyone interested in Stave Churches in Norway and how they have been restored.
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • NTNU is the largest of the eight universities in Norway, and, as its name suggests, has the main national responsibility for higher education in engineering and technology.
  • The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage
  • The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage is responsible for the management of all archaeological and architectural monuments and sites and cultural environments in accordance with relevant legislation.

Prerequisites & Facts

Preserving Norwegian Stave Churches

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University, College, Institution

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

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Place of class

Online, self-paced (see curriculum for more information)



Degree & Cost

Preserving Norwegian Stave Churches

To obtain a verified certificate from Future Learn / Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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