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
Sigfus Eymundsson was a photography pioneer in Iceland and his collection of photographs was the first one of its kind to be housed at the National Museum of Iceland. What do the photographs portray, why did Eymundson take those photographs and what is their significance to Iceland's cultural heritage? We seek answers to those questions and many more at the first retrospective exhibition of Eymundsons' collection.
At the exhibition A Part-Time Silversmith guests can observe a silversmith's workshop from the turn of the century.