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Discovering Iceland's Monasteries 26.5.2018 - 1.3.2020 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

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Churches of Iceland: Ornamenta et instrumenta. Developments and trends 24.11.2018 - 24.10.2019 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

After nearly two decades of work in research and publishing of the book series Kirkjur Íslands (Churches of Iceland), the National Museum holds the exhibition Skrúði og áhöld. Straumar og stefnur (Ornamenta et instrumenta. Developments and trends). The research involved in the preparation of the Churches of Iceland series has given rise to a new and remarkable perspective on ecclesiastical objects and vestments in Iceland's listed historical churches.

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A Rainbow Thread 1.12.2018 - 1.12.2019 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.

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Life, as it is lived, before the transformation 4.5.2019 - 1.9.2019 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In Árneshreppur farmers live in harmony with their animals and nature. Yrsa Roca Fannberg has captured daily life in the smallest parish of Iceland just before a transformation that seems to be around the corner.  

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Myth of a Woman 4.5.2019 - 1.9.2019 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Agnieszka Sosnowska immigrated to Iceland 13 years. With her photographs she has documented a path in life she never planned or expected. She photographs herself, her students, new family members and friends. Her inspiration is the strength of the female spirit she has found in Iceland.  

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Welcome to the Family Room! 17.6.2019 - 18.6.2100 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. 

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