ACRA III The Alta Conference on Rock Art III: Perspectives on differences in Rock Art will be held in Alta, Norway 15 - 18 September 2015.
    Oranized by The World Heritage Rock Art Centre - Alta Museum and Tromsø University Museum, UiT The Arctic University of Norway. 

    The rock art in Alta became a part of UNESCO World Heritage 3rd of December 1985, and in 1991 a new Alta Museum opened inside the premises of the largest area with rock art and prehistoric settlements. The relatively short time from the discovery of the figures in 1973 to controlled visitation and a new museum reflects not only the recognition of the uniqueness of the art ifself but also the aim that it sholud become an asset locally, nationally and internationally. Throug the presentation of the rock art in situ, research, conferences and publications, the museum has indeed become a public place to visit and enjoy learning aboutthe area prehistory. in 1993, Alta Museum was voted the European Museum of the Year and their current maintenance, documentation and oresentation of the rock art is among the best.

    Two international conferences, The Alta Conference on Rock Art (ACRA) was organized by Alta Museum and Tromsø University Museum in 1993 and 1998, and in 2006 a South African Conference on Rock Art (SACRA) was organized together with the Rock Art Research Insitutute at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburd, in Kimberly, South Africa. The proceedings of each conference were published in separate volumes. 

    To continue the process of learning and research Alta Museum and Tromsø University Museum are inviting to the third ACRA conference (ACRA III) titled Perspectives on Differences in Rock Art.

    In 2015 it is 30 years since the rock art and the associated settlement sites were inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage List. In this connection, the conference will honor Knut Helskog whose research was central for including the site in the World Heritage List and making the rock art in Alta globally known. As such, the conference is also an Emeritus gift fron Tromsø University Museum and Alta Museum to Professor Knut Helskog who retired in august 2014. 

    The registration deadlines for general participation and presenting a poster is June 15. 2015. Please note that there is a limit on the possible number of participants. The official conference language is English. 

    Program updated!
    More information about registration. 
    Information about the speakers and posters

    Further information about the conference: Mari Strifeldt Arntzen

    Conference Fee:
    Ordinary participants:  NOK 1500,-
    Students/Emeritus:      NOK 1000,-

    Includes: reception, coffee breaks, excursions and conference dinner. 

    Conferences codes:

    Scandic Alta:
    Booking: please note your booking with “Alta Museum”.
    Available rate for standard room single per night (include breakfast): NOK 1270,-

    Available rate for standard double room per night (include breakfast): NOK 1470,-

    Please note:  The deadline to take advantage of the discount from Scandic Alta is 15th of June 2015.

    Thon Hotel Alta:

    Booking: or phone +47 78494000. Booking code: 150915ALTA

    Available rate for 1 adult per night (including breakfast): NOK 945,-

    Available rate for standard double room for two persons, including breakfast: NOK 1145,-

    Please note: The deadline to take advantage of the discount from Thon Hotel Alta is 31th of July 2015.

    Other forms of accommodation in Alta:

    Altafjord Gjestegaard & Spa

    Thon Hotel Vica

    Baarstua Guesthouse

    How to get there:

    Norway’s national airport, Gardemoen, Oslo airport (OSL+) has good connections to all main cities in Europe.

    The airlines Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and Norwegian has direct planes to the airport in Alta, Norway - Alta (ALF). This flight will take only two hours. 

    The airport in Alta is located only a few minutes away from the main centre.