Making of a Nation - Heritage and History in Iceland 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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A Rainbow Thread 15.11.2018 - 15.11.2100 National Museum of Iceland

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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From mire to metal 30.4.2022 - 30.4.2024 The Corner - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

In the past, iron smelting from bog iron was performed in Iceland. The use of metallurgical furnaces called bloomeries were used to smelt iron throughout the Middle Ages. Thereafter the practice steadily declined until it was completely abandoned in the 17th or 18th century. The knowledge of this ancient craftmanship has since been forgotten to time, leaving numerous questions about the bloomery process unanswered.

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Þjóðminjasafn Íslands

If Garden Gnomes Could Talk 16.9.2023 - 3.3.2024 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Photography exhibition by Þórdís Erla Ágústsdóttir and Sigríður Marrow of the unique trailer settlement in Laugarvatn.

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Laugarvatn

The Summer Resort Laugarvatn 16.9.2023 - 3.3.2024 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

Exhibition featuring photographs from the summer resort Laugarvatn.

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Með verkum handanna

Creative Hands 4.11.2023 - 5.5.2024 National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

 Treasures of Icelandic art from past centuries. 

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Myndasalur í 20 ár

20 Years of the Photo Gallery | From the Collection 16.3.2024 The Photo Gallery - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The exhibition will feature photographs by contemporary photographers who have exhibited their work in the Photo Gallery since its opening in 2004.

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Pólskar rætur og daglegt líf á Íslandi

Polish roots and daily life in Iceland 16.3.2024 - 20.5.2024 The Wall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The National Museum of Iceland collects narratives from Polish citizens in Iceland. The exhibition presents a fraction of the answers and photographs that the National Museum has already received.

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Brot úr framtíð

Future Fragments 8.6.2024 - 5.1.2025 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The exhibition is based on artistic research project by artist Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir, where she ponders over phenomena related to the anthropocene as well as our notion of cultural and natural heritage.

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