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Making of a Nation 1.9.2004 - 1.12.2100 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.

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Points of View 18.4.2015 - 1.12.2020 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. 

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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 - 21.4.2019 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 - 21.4.2019 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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Guided Tour through the permanent exhibition, "Making of a Nation" 22.9.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 29.9.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 6.10.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 13.10.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 20.10.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 27.10.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 3.11.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 10.11.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 17.11.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 24.11.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 1.12.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 8.12.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 15.12.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 22.12.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 29.12.2018 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 5.1.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 12.1.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 19.1.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 26.1.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 2.2.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 9.2.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 16.2.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 23.2.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 2.3.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 9.3.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 16.3.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 23.3.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 30.3.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 6.4.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 13.4.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 20.4.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 27.4.2019 11:00 - 11:45 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41 4.5.2019 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.  https://www.facebook.com/events/367205394064333/

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