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Bertel Thorvaldsen

Bertel Thorvaldsen – 250th Anniversary / Anniversary Celebration and SymposiumThe National Gallery of Iceland, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, will host a symposium honoring the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen to mark his 250th anniversary. The symposium will be held at the National Gallery of Iceland, located at Fríkirkjuvegur 7, Thursday, November 19th at 10 am.
There will be a live stream from the event on the Facebook page of the National Gallery of Iceland:


See video here


Formal programme


Address by the Museum Director at the National Gallery of Iceland
Harpa Þórsdóttir

Address by the Minister of Education, Science and Culture
Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir

Address by Denmark’s Ambassador to Iceland
Eva Egesborg Hansen

A few songs that convey to us a view into the life and times of Bertel Thorvaldsen
Áshildur Haraldsdóttir (flauta / flute), Svanur Vilbergsson (gítar / guitar)


New perspectives on Bertel Thorvaldsen’s life and art. How and why is he relevant today?
Annette Johansen, Museum Director at Thorvaldsen Museum in Copenhagen
The lecture will be in English

Thorvaldsen in Copenhagen, Reykjavík and Rome
Sigurður Egill Þorvaldsson, Doctor

The lecture will be in Icelandic

 Thorvaldsen, Canova and the end of Art history
Ólafur Gíslason, Art historian
The lecture will be in Icelandic

End of symposium

Host: Ragnheiður Vignisdóttir, The National Gallery of Iceland

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November 19th at 10 am.

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