Historical and contemporary photography
The museum’s exhibitions focus on Icelandic photography, works from Collection and works of foreign photographers. The museum exhibits both historical and contemporary photography in artistic- social- and cultural context. Introductions available in english.
Encounters – Nordic Photography Beyond Borders
14.09.2019 - 13.01.2020
The exhibition includes photographic- and videoworks by five Nordic contemporary photographers/artists: Bára Kristinsdóttir (Iceland) Johannes Samuelsson (Sweden) Miia Autio (Finland) Nanna Debois Buhl (Denmark) and Sandra Mujinga (Norway)
Icelandic Cornershops │Sigríður Marrow
24.08.2019 to 05.11.2019
In the mid-nineteenth century, during the golden age of the local retailer, small shops could be found on almost every street corner. Providing much more than just food supplies and sundries, grocery stores were an important cornerstone of community life, where people would meet to chat, catch up and exchange news. They were, in effect, social centres, with a much more personalised service than we see in today’s modern supermarkets.
Introductions available in english.
Students are invited to make good use of our museum exhibitions for their projects, either independently or with guidance from a museum instructor.
We encourage teachers to make use of our versatile museum facilities. Please contact the museum education team ahead of your visit for bookings.
Admission is free for school groups of all ages when booked in advance.
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