Thor Heyerdahl’s Research Foundation is the library, archives and research department of the Kon-Tiki Museum.
Thor Heyerdahl’s Research Foundation have actively organized and participated in field research projects, mainly in the Pacific. The museum funds research related to Thor Heyerdahl’s life and work on maritime experimental archaeology or cross-cultural contact, and welcomes applications. The museum issues two series of research publications, Occasional Papers, and KTM Field and Archive Report Series.
Our library, photo- and document archive, and collections is open to students and researchers. Explore the Thor Heyerdahl Archive, Archives and Collections, Publications, and our Research Blog.