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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.

 

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

 

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.

 

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.

 
Börn skoða ríkisfánann á forsetabílnum með Vigdísi í ferð hennar um Húnavatnssýslu árið 1988. Ljósmyndari: Gunnar Geir Vigfússon.

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir. President for a New Era 4 maí 2020 - 9 maí 2021 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

A page was turned in world history when Vigdís Finnbogadóttir was elected to the presidency of Iceland in 1980 – the first woman in the world to be democratically elected as a head of state. 

 

Back Yards 27 mar. 2021 - 29 ágú. 2021 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Back yards, sheds, clothes-lines, and now and then a cat. Photographer Kristján Magnússon trains his lens exclusively on a narrow, enclosed swath of the urban environment: the back-lots of residential areas in the older parts of Reykjavik. He captures images of almost-deserted spaces that seem well thought-out despite the cluttered surroundings. This photo series strongly conveys the stylistic traits of this veteran ad photographer.

 

Spessi 1990-2020 27 mar. 2021 - 29 ágú. 2021 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The contemporary photographer Spessi – Sigurþór Hallbjörnsson – has forged a unique style within the field of fine-art photography. His work presents cold hard reality, unvarnished and uncensored, whether the subject is a person or a setting. Hidden pockets of society are prominent in his work, interspersed with cultural life. His choice and handling of material is provocative, yet also imbued with humanity and humour. 

 
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Keldur at Rangárvellir 1 jún. 2021 - 31 ágú. 2021 10:00 - 17:00 Keldur á Rangárvöllum

At Keldur there is an old turf farm which, despite its age, is one of the largest preserved turf farms in south Iceland. The wooden frame of the hut is characteristic of Roman style. From the hut there is an underground tunnel thought to date from the 12th or 13th century and was probably built during a time of conflict. In addition to these, several outhouses have been preserved. Open daily from June 1st - August 30th from 10:00-18:00.

 

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Audio Guide 1 jan. 2021 - 31 des. 2021 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum offers an Audio guide in English through the permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland. 

 

Slow process 19 maí 2021 - 25 maí 2021 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The slow evolution of typefaces is put in historical context in a table that shows their use in books from the beginning of the literary era in Iceland. The work explores how typefaces have taken on new forms due to different methods and ideas and to increase awareness of occurring changes.

 

Guided Tour at the National Museum 19 maí 2021 - 15 sep. 2021 14:00 - 14:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum offers guided tours in English through the permanent exhibition, Making of a Nation – Heritage and History in Iceland every Wednesday at 2PM, and every Saturday and Sunday at 11AM from May 15th – September 15th. Duration is about 40 minutes.

 
Keldur

Keldur at Rangárvellir 1 jún. 2021 - 31 ágú. 2021 10:00 - 17:00 Keldur á Rangárvöllum

At Keldur there is an old turf farm which, despite its age, is one of the largest preserved turf farms in south Iceland. The wooden frame of the hut is characteristic of Roman style. From the hut there is an underground tunnel thought to date from the 12th or 13th century and was probably built during a time of conflict. In addition to these, several outhouses have been preserved. Open daily from June 1st - August 30th from 10:00-18:00.