Safnahúsið / The Culture House
The Culture House is a part of the National Museum of Iceland located in Hverfisgata.
The exhibition Points of View in the Culture House takes guests on a journey through the Icelandic visual world of past and present. Artifacts and works of art from the varied collections of six institutions provide a reflection of Iceland’s visual art history and cultural heritage. Artists with different backgrounds and living conditions have expressed similar ideas at all times. There are seven points of view to be found in as many wings of the Culture House, connecting what you’ll see, independent from the medium or time.
The exhibition is a collaboration between Iceland’s three leading museums in their respective fields – the National Museum of Iceland, National Gallery of Iceland and Natural History Museum – and the National Archives of Iceland, National and University Library of Iceland, and Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies.
Sérsýningar í Þjóðminjasafninu
Special exhibitions at the National Museum are diverse and intended to appeal to different groups. Most draw on the museum collection and researchers‘ work on collection items.
Bundled-up in Blue
The exhibition is basded on new research on the bones and grave goods found in a settlement-era grave discovered in 1938 in East Iceland. The research can provide answers on the age of the woman in the grave and where she came from , together with indications of how she looked and dressed.
Portrett Kaldals / Kaldal Portraits
Þann 24.september næstkomandi verður opnuð sýning á myndum eftir Jón Kaldal úr eigu Ljósmyndasafns Íslands í tilefni af 120 ára ártíð ljósmyndarans. Þetta eru tvær sýningar. Annarsvegar stækkanir Jóns sjálfs frá 1966 af eigin úrvali mannamynda eftir hann. Flestar fyrirsæturnar eru þjóðfrægir listamenn. Hin sýningin, Kaldal í tíma og rúmi sýnir aðra hlið á ljósmyndaranum. Það eru rýmismyndir teknar á árunum 1926-38. Bæði í heimahúsum, skólum og opinberum byggingum.Photographs by Jón Kaldal to commemorate his 120th anniversary. The exhibition consists of portraits.