Iceland in the World,
the World in Iceland
The National Museum of Iceland's permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland, is intended to provide insight into the history of the Icelandic nation from the Settlement to the present day.Read more
The exhibition Points of View gives visitors the chance to delve into the collections of six different cultural institutions. A unique journey through Iceland's visual legacy, offering an innovative guide to a nation's cultural history.Read more
An exhibition based on new research on the bones and grave good found in a settlement-era grave.Read more
This year marks 120 years since birth of photographer Jón Kaldal (1896-1981). On this occasion, two exhibitions on his works will open at the National Museum of Iceland.Read more
Iceland, in both past and present, has been characterised by transnationalism – just like other countries in the world. Iceland has thus been a part of the mobility of people and ideas through the centuries. It is important to highlight this in the present, when current discourse is often based on the idea that in the past different parts of the world existed in isolation from each other. Prejudices are nothing new in Icelandic society, as for centuries Icelanders' ideas have been influenced by global conceptions of race.