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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Myndasalur í 20 ár

20 Years of the Photo Gallery | From the Collection 16.3.2024 - 1.9.2024

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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Future Fragments 8.6.2024 - 10.11.2024 The Arc Hall - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

The exhibition Future Fragments is based on Þorgerður Ólafsdóttir's artistic research project, where she ponders over phenomena related to the Anthropocene as well as our notion of cultural and natural heritage.

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The Lögrétta Valances 17.6.2024 - 1.6.2025 The Corner - National Museum of Iceland Suðurgata 41

On the 80th anniversary of the Republic of Iceland, in collaboration with Þingvellir National Park, the National Museum of Iceland will display valances that allegedly hung in Lögrétta (Court of Legislature) at Þingvellir in the late 18th century.

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Picturing a Nation: Capturing the Founding of the Republic in 1944 17.6.2024 - 17.6.2025 Þjóðminjasafnið á Suðurgötu

The National Museum of Iceland and the National Film Archive of Iceland have joined forces for an exhibition about the events of May and June 1944 that lead to the founding of the Republic of Iceland on June 17th.

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