Torgrim Sneve Guttormsen is an archaeologist (PhD) and Research Professor and has been employed in NIKU since 2001.
During his time in NIKU he has participated in numerous research projects and commissioned projects aimed at planning and management of cultural heritage and the uses of cultural heritage as societal resource.
From the 1990s onwards he has participated in and been the leader of several archaeological excavations and field surveys in Norway, as well as participated at archaeological and heritage based projects in Greece, Italy and Oman.
His primary research interests in NIKU has been research on cultural heritage and their environment, especially related to heritage, environmental monitoring and planning, i.e. cultural heritage as value in policy / management and in the society. His interests is also covering cultural heritage research aimed at public sectorial challenges, hence issues about urban heritage and road /technological-industrial heritage.
Guttormsen joined NIKU after finishing his MA in archaeology at the University of Oslo in 2001, he holds a doctorate in archaeology with heritage issues in focus from the University of Gothenburg.