Rory Dunlop from NIKU examining core samples from the cultural deposits at Bryggen. Photo: Elin Rotevatn, Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

There are no set rules for the preservation of Bryggen. The methods are being developed – and re-developed – as the work progresses. High-quality technical expertise is required on all levels, and in many different fields, for the project to succeed. Fortunately, active networks at both local, national and international levels are working together to generate knowledge and ensuring the survival of Bryggen. Many of the participants in the Bryggen Project are also working to make the history of Bryggen and its restoration available to the general public.