The museum was established in the mid-1960'ies as one of the first museums in Greenland. Since then the collections have expanded with material from the Danish National Museum. The museum has nation-wide obligations within archaeology, recent history, art, and handicrafts. The museum maintains the central files about preserved ruins, graveyards, buildings etc. and participate in nature conservation and townplanning.
The museum advises the Home Rule Government in matters concerning archaeological excavations and the final deposition of the excavated material.
Contact address: Greenland National Museum and Archives Hans Egedesvej 8, P.O.Box 145 3900 Nuuk