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Making of a Nation 1.9.2004 - 1.12.2050 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

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.

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Points of View 18.4.2015 - 1.12.2020 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

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.

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Jar

Bundled-up in Blue 23.5.2015 - 5.2.2018 The Corner - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

An exhibition based on new research on the bones and grave good found in a settlement-era grave.

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Ísland í heiminum

Iceland in the World, the World in Iceland 24.11.2016 - 31.12.2017 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

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.

In November 2016 the exhibition Iceland in the world, the world in Iceland was opened in the Arc Hall of the National Museum. The exhibition is based on research by anthropologists Kristín Loftsdóttir and Unnur Dís Skaptadóttir and their students at the University of Iceland. The exhibition shows that Iceland, in both past and present, has been characterized by transnationalism – just like other countries in the world. Iceland has thus been the platform for people's mobility and ideas over centuries.

 

 

Guðmundur Ingólfsson 23.9.2017 - 14.1.2018 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Guðmundur Ingólfsson is one of the leading photographers of his generation in Iceland. Guðmundur has enjoyed taking large-format photos of Iceland and nature, and of Reykjavik in all its aspects. The exhibition is a retrospective of Guðmundur's work over the last half a century.

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