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Discovering Iceland's Monasteries 26.5.2018 - 26.5.2019 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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Artists' Books 7.6.2018 - 2.6.2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

In this exhibition we are introduced to examples of Icelandic artists' books from the collection of the National and University Library of Iceland. Examples of printmaking dating all the way back to the latter part of the 19th century to modern day book art.

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The Colic Leaf 7.6.2018 - 2.6.2019 10:00 - 17:00 Culture House Hverfisgata 15

In the manuscripts collection at the National and University Library of Iceland, you may find a 400 year old vellum, dark and obscure with age, with the shelfmark Lbs fragm. 14. This vellum is now exhibited at the Culture House.

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Churches of Iceland: as seen by museum directors and a bishop 24.11.2018 - 28.4.2019 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

During the 20th century, Iceland‘s churches and ecclesiastical objects were studied by three people, each of whom kept records in pictorial form. A selection of pictures by the three researchers provides an insight into Icelandic church buildings and the cultural heritage manifested in them.

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SPIritual 24.11.2018 - 28.4.2019 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Photographs by Heiða Helgadóttir on contemporary religious practice. 

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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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