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The Portrait Collection 2 okt. 2021 - 2 jan. 2022 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The Portrait Collection is a part of the Photographic Collection of the National Museum. It contains different types of portraits, including paintings, photographs, needlework, and sculptures. The Portrait collection has a large and diverse range, from snapshots to invaluable pieces of art. The one common denominator is that they all depict people. 

 

Saga of Hofstaðir, Unearthing the Past in North Iceland 22 feb. 2020 - 31 des. 2022 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

At Hofstaðir in the district of Lake Mývatn, north Iceland, extensive archaeological excavations have been carried out over the past three decades. The site includes remains from the Viking Age to the 20th century. A huge Viking-Age structure was excavated: a hall or longhouse where people gathered on social occasions, with other smaller buildings around it. The hall is one of the largest structures ever excavated in Iceland. In addition, a churchyard was excavated at Hofstaðir, which is one of the oldest churchyards unearthed in Iceland. Whole families were laid to rest in the cemetery, and their bones yield evidence about their lives. The face of one of the women buried at Hofstaðir has been reconstructed using DNA technology, and a drawing of her is included in the exhibition.

 

The Home of Ingibjörg and Jón Icelanders' Headquarters in Copenhagen 1852–1879 6 des. 2018 - 6 des. 2022 Jónshús

Jón was Iceland’s leader in its struggle for an independent union with the Danish king and an exemplar for the independence struggle of later eras. The home, often lively and crowded, was the site of Icelanders’ most important political meetings in Copenhagen.

 

Discovering Iceland's Monasteries 26 maí 2018 - 31 des. 2021 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

 

Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland 1 sep. 2004 - 1 des. 2100 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.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 11 des. 2021 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 18 des. 2021 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Take a journey of Icelandic history from the settlement period through the 20th century. The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour every Saturdays at 11 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.