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.
The aim is to cast light on the Icelanders’ past by placing the cultural heritage preserved by the National Museum in a historical context, guided by the question: What makes a nation?
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the National Museum of Iceland a new exhibition on various silver items made in Iceland will be opened on the 24th of February in the museum‘s Arc Hall. Various silver objects from a long period of Iceland‘s history will be shown at the exhibition where the focus will be on the methods used to create them.
At the same time another exhibition, Part–time Silversmith, will be opened in the Corner, where guests can see the tools that silversmiths of the past used to make silver objects. Here you can read more about the methods and the silverobjects: Icelandic-Silverwork-handout
The National Museum of Iceland accepts applications for internship in conservation. The emphasis is on conservation of cultural artifacts, archaeological finds and preventive conservation. In other departments, applications can only be considered provided the applicants have a proficiency in the Icelandic language.