Temporary Exhibitions

The Home of Ingibjörg and Jón Icelanders' Headquarters in Copenhagen 1852–1879

Jón was Iceland’s leader in its struggle for an independent union with the Danish king and an exemplar for the independence struggle of later eras. The home, often lively and crowded, was the site of Icelanders’ most important political meetings in Copenhagen.

Welcome to Ingibjörg and Jón’s house. This exhibition offers a glimpse into the home life of the couple Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir and Jón Sigurðsson. Their apartment at Øster Voldgade 12 has been recreated to reflect their residence here from 1852 to 1879. Studies of the apartment walls revealed the colors from the couple’s years of residence here, and source materials provided a guide for furnishings and furniture. The home was like any other bourgeois Danish home, but sources agree that it had an Icelandic ambience.