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. 2020 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 - 1 mar. 2020 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. 

 

The Book of Lies 7 sep. 2019 - 12 jan. 2020 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The Book of Lies is the name of a journal left by Pike Ward - an English fish merchant proclaimed as ‘The Best Known Man in Iceland’ in the early twentieth century, but largely forgotten soon after.

 

Pike Ward's Iceland Photographs, objects and cuttings from the collection of an English fish merchant 7 sep. 2019 - 12 jan. 2020 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Pike Ward (1856–1937) was an Englishman who became a well-known figure in Iceland around 1900. He first came to Iceland in 1893, and until 1915 he spent part of each year here, purchasing fish. Pike Ward operated one of the first trawlers in Icelandic waters and promoted utilisation of smaller fish from the catch – which came to be known as „vorðfiskur“ or “Ward's fish.” Ward paid the fishermen who supplied him in cash, previously unheard of in the fish business in Iceland.

 

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Guided Tour at the National Museum 23 nóv. 2019 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 23 nóv. 2019 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.