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Splendid saddlery 24.2.2018 - 21.10.2018 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Horsemen and -women took pride in high-quality and ornamental riding equipment. A beautifully-decorated saddle was a valuable possession. In past centuries women generally rode in a side-saddle with both legs on one side of the horse or "aside", while men rode "astride".

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Discovering Iceland's Monasteries 26.5.2018 - 26.5.2019 The Corner - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The exhibition is based on research done by Steinunn Kristjánsdóttir, professor of archaeology at the University of Iceland and the National Museum of Iceland

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Artists' Books 7.6.2018 - 2.6.2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

In this exhibition we are introduced to examples of Icelandic artists' books from the collection of the National and University Library of Iceland. Examples of printmaking dating all the way back to the latter part of the 19th century to modern day book art.

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The Colic Leaf 7.6.2018 - 2.6.2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

In the manuscripts collection at the National and University Library of Iceland, you may find a 400 year old vellum, dark and obscure with age, with the shelfmark Lbs fragm. 14. This vellum is now exhibited at the Culture House.

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Who’s in the Picture? 8.9.2018 - 11.11.2018 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In the early days, photography was largely the preserve of professionals. One of the many portrait photographers in Reykjavík in the first half of the 20th century was Alfreð D. Jónsson, who ran a studio from 1931 to 1935 at Klapparstígur 37, and then at Laugavegur 23 from 1935 to 1952.

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Centenary – Hjálmar R. Bárðarson (1918–2009) 8.9.2018 - 11.11.2018 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41