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.

 

Points of View 18 apr. 2015 - 1 des. 2021 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

At the Culture House, the exhibition Points of View – a journey through the visual world of Iceland is on permanent view. The exhibition gives visitors a unique opportunity to view the collections of six major Icelandic cultural institutions. Artworks of various styles and mediums are presented thematically alongside museum objects and archival materials such as books and maps. 

 

Discovering Iceland's Monasteries 26 maí 2018 - 21 mar. 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

 

A Rainbow Thread 15 nóv. 2018 - 15 nóv. 2021 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The Rainbow Guide is a queer guide to The National Museum of Iceland's permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland. It deals with queer history in Iceland. The term queer refers to sex, gender and sexuality that don't coincide with the traditions and customs of a particular time period, including people who would today be called trans, intersex, non-binary, or homo-, bi-, pan- or asexual. The Rainbow Guide is created by The National Museum of Iceland and Samtökin ‘78, The National Queer Organization of Iceland, to mark Samtökin's 40 year anniversary.

 

Welcome to the Family Room! 17 jún. 2019 - 18 jún. 2100 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The Family Room is for families, school groups, and other visitors to the Museum. It is an adaptable space that can be changed from a lounge to a classroom or a laboratory as required. 

 

In the Light 18 jan. 2020 - 30 ágú. 2020 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Gunnar Pétursson, an amateur photographer from Reykjavík, had a long and remarkable career. Whether he photographed nature, the city or its people, all his work was characterised by his subjective view of his surroundings. He saw surfaces, shapes and textures, and strove to capture light and motion in his pictures. He was an active participant in the wave of amateur photography in Iceland in the years after World War II, when new perspectives and trends arrived, and photographic art came into being.

 

Looking North 18 jan. 2020 - 30 ágú. 2020 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Jessica Auer sets out to explore Iceland's sightseeing destinations, and records tourists' surroundings through her photographic lens. In her pictures, travellers and their material world blend together with the natural surroundings. Tourism is manifested as a transformative force within the Icelandic landscape, and is depicted with visual clarity. Jessica Auer stands apart from her subject, observing from afar like a visitor in an unfamiliar world. Altered landscapes have been addressed through contemporary photography for quite some time, and here, the tourism sector plays a significant role.

 

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Guided Tour at the National Museum 1 feb. 2020 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum offers a guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation  every Saturday at 11 am. The guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge with museum admission.  

 

Guided tour at the Culture House 1 feb. 2020 14:00 - 14:45 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The National Museum of Iceland offers a guided tour in English through the permanent exhibition, Points of View every Saturday at 2 pm. Free with the Museum ticket.

 

Museum Night at National Museum of Iceland 7 feb. 2020 18:00 - 23:00 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum of Iceland welcomes guest to Museum Night on February 7th 2020.  The National Museum and the Culture House are open from 18:00 - 23:00 and admission is free.

 

Museum Night at the Culture House 7 feb. 2020 18:00 - 23:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

The National Museum of Iceland welcomes guest to Museum Night at the Culture House.  The Culture House is open from 18.00-23.00 and admission is free during that time.