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.

 

From mire to metal 30 apr. 2022 - 29 apr. 2023 The Corner - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In the past, iron smelting from bog iron was performed in Iceland. The use of metallurgical furnaces called bloomeries were used to smelt iron throughout the Middle Ages. Thereafter the practice steadily declined until it was completely abandoned in the 17th or 18th century. The knowledge of this ancient craftmanship has since been forgotten to time, leaving numerous questions about the bloomery process unanswered.

 

In the eleventh hour 17 sep. 2022 - 26 feb. 2023 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In the 1970s, only a few of Iceland’s turf houses were still inhabited. Having served as the primary form of housing for more than a thousand years, the Icelandic turf farm had now played out its role, and with no comprehensive preservation plan in sight, the remaining farms faced extinction.

 

My Favourite Things: Weary casket, silver spoon and knickers (with a hole) 5 nóv. 2022 - 17 sep. 2023 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The exhibition juxtaposes information gathered from probate inventories preserved at the National Archives and the artifact collections of the National Museum in order to dive into the material world of people in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 

A guided tour through the exhibition Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland 8 feb. 2023 10:30 - 11:00 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, Sundays and Wednesdays at 10.30 am. Admission ticket is needed. Tickets and registration for the guided tour are available at the reception.

 
Stúlkur við Botnsvatn eftir Ragnheiði Bjarnadóttur

Light and play 11 mar. 2023 - 2 sep. 2023 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

A personal collection that depicts an individual‘s journey from childhood to adulthood and sheds light upon the multi-layered meaning of photography.

 
Rúnar Gunnarsson ljósmyndasýning

An eternity in a moment 11 mar. 2023 - 9 sep. 2023 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Photography exhibition by Rúnar Gunnarsson.