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The National Museum of Iceland (Þjóðminjasafnið)

530 2200 thjodminjasafn.is

UM SAFNIÐ
Þjóðminjasafn Íslands er vísinda- og þjónustustofnun í eigu íslenska ríkisins. Því er ætlað að vera miðstöð þjóðminjavörslu og rannsókna á menningarsögulegum minjum í landinu. Hlutverk þess er að auka og miðla þekkingu á menningararfi íslensku þjóðarinnar frá upphafi til vorra daga og stuðla að því að sem flestir geti haft gagn og gaman af sögu og minjum lands og þjóðar. Meginhluti safnhússins hýsir grunnsýningu Þjóðminjasafnsins: Þjóð verður til - menning og samfélag í 1200 ár.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The National Museum was established on 24th of February 1863. Up until that time Icelandic museum pieces had been kept in Danish collections. Jón Árnason librarian was made curator of the Icelandic collection. Several months later he was given permission to hire another curator; Sigurður Guðmundsson ‘the painter,’ who was the first to advocate the establishment of an antiquarian collection in Iceland.
In 2004 the National Museum of Iceland stood at a crossroad. The museum reopened its doors after extensive refurbishment and a modernised museum now offers a wide variety of services to its guests. The museum holdes a new, dynamic exhibition that fulfil all the modern standards required of such an establishment, housing the nation´s treasures.

The role of the museum is to increase and relay knowledge of Icelandic cultural heritage, from the nation´s earliest settlement through to the modern day.

At the National Museum the present meets the past. It is healthy for the Icelandic people to ask who they are, where they are going and what they want to represent. What can they learn from past generations?

The National Museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history - displays that encourage visitors to dwell on the past, present and future. The museum aims to nurture knowlede and innovation while maintaining a wide perspective and sense of community.

Málþing um fólksflutninga, innflytjendur og söfn

(English bellow)
Málefni tengd fólksflutningum og innflytjendum hafa verið ofarlega á baugi á síðustu áratugum. Hagræn-, félagsleg- og menningarleg áhrif slíkra hreyfinga á fólki og hópum eru hnattræn og hafa haft djúpstæð áhrif á hugmyndir, fólk, staði, samfélög og fræði. Á málþinginu verður hugað að áhrifum fólksflutninga og innflytjenda á starfsemi safna, þar sem þrír safnafræðingar frá Háskólanum í Newcastle í Bretlandi munu halda erindi. Fyrirlesarar eru; Rhiannon Mason, Christopher Whitehead og Susannah Eckersley, en þau eru ritstjórar bókarinnar Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe: Peoples, Places and Identities (Routledge, 2015) og höfundar fjölmargra greina og bókarkafla um málefni fólksflutninga og innflytjenda. Málþingið er haldið á vegum Öndvegisverkefnisins Mobilities and Transnational Iceland, sem styrkt er af Rannís.
Málþingið fer fram á ensku.

Aðgangur er ókeypis, en nauðsynlegt er að skrá sig á málþingið: goo.gl

Dagskrá:
10:00-10:05. Opnunarorð, Arndís Bergsdóttir málþingsstjóri.
10:05-11:00. Rhiannon Mason, Experiencing Mixed Emotions in the Museum: Empathy and Memory in Visitors’ Responses to Histories of Migration
11:00-11:55. Christopher Whitehead, Museums and an Extroverted Sense of Place
12:00-13:00. Hádegishlé. Fyrirlesurum og þátttakendum boðið í súpu í Hámu
13:00-14:00. Susannah Eckersley, From war zone to contact zone? Museums, memories and objects of migration.
14:00-14:50. Almennar umræður
14:50-15:00. Lókaorð: Anna Lísa Rúnarsdóttir, sviðstjóri rannsókna- og varðveislusviðs Þjóðminjasafnsins.

Seminar on migrations, immigrants and museums
Migration and migrants have got extensive attention in the recent decades. Economic, social and cultural impact of mobility on individuals and groups has been global, effectively challenging ideas, places, communities and knowledge production. The influence of mobility on the museum work will be discussed on the seminar with three invited speakers from Newcastle University and the editors of the book “Museums, Migration and Identity in Europe: Peoples, Places and Identities” (Routledge, 2015) – Rhiannon Masson, Christopher Whitehead and Susannah Eckersley. The seminar is organized by Mobilities and Transnational Iceland (project of excellence supported by Rannís) in cooperation with National Museum of Iceland.
The seminar will be held in English and is open to everyone. Please register at: goo.gl

Program
10:00-10:05. Welcome, Arndís Bergsdóttir, chair of the seminar.
10:05-11:00. Rhiannon Mason, Experiencing Mixed Emotions in the Museum: Empathy and Memory in Visitors’ Responses to Histories of Migration
11:00-11:55. Christopher Whitehead, Museums and an Extroverted Sense of Place
12:00-13:00. Lunch break: soup at Háma for seminar guests
13:00-14:00. Susannah Eckersley, From war zone to contact zone? Museums, memories and objects of migration.
14:00-14:50. General discussion
14:50-15:00. Closing remarks by Anna Lísa Rúnarsdóttir, Research Director at the National Museum of iceland.

Other events

Opnun ljósmyndasýninga/Photographic Exhibition opening

(English below)
Laugardaginn 20. janúar kl. 14 verða opnaðar tvær ljósmyndasýningar í Þjóðminjasafni Íslands: Langa blokkin í Efra Breiðholti með ljósmyndum David Barreiro og Fornar verstöðvar með myndum eftir Karl Jeppesen.

Sýningarnar eru á dagskrá Ljósmyndahátíðar Íslands 2018

Langa blokkin í Efra Breiðholti
Lengd blokkarinnar er um 320 metrar og í fljótu bragði líkist hún helst virkisvegg. Innan hennar eru tuttugu stigagangar og 200 íbúðir þar sem búa nokkur hundruð manns. David Barreiro ljósmyndaði bygginguna, íbúana og umhverfið heima hjá þeim. Íbúarnir eiga það sameiginlegt að hafa reynslu af því að flytjast til Íslands víða að úr heiminum.
David Barreiro er fæddur árið 1982 í Galisíu á Spáni. Hann hlaut árið 2016 styrk úr sjóði Hjálmars R. Bárðarsonar í Ljósmyndasafni Íslands í Þjóðminjasafni og er sýningin árangur styrksins. Í tilefni sýningarinnar gefur Þjóðminjasafn Íslands út samnefnt rit með myndum Barreiro. Myndir Barreiro eru sýndar í Myndasal Þjóðminjasafnsins.

Fornar verstöðvar
Karl Jeppesen hefur ljósmyndað fornar verstöðvar um allt land. Á Veggnum er sýnt úrval þessara mynda. Ástand verstöðvanna er misjafnt. Víða sjást minjarnar glögglega en á öðrum stöðum erum þær horfnar af yfirborði jarðar.

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Sýningarnar standa yfir frá 20. janúar – 27. Maí 2018.

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Saturday January 20 at 2pm, two new photo exhibitions will open at the National Museum of Iceland: The Long Apartment Block in Upper Breiðholt by David Barreiro and Fishing Stations of Old Iceland by Karl Jeppesen.

The Long Apartment Block in Upper Breiðholt
The building measures 320 meters, bearing a resemblance to a great wall. With its twenty staircases and 200 apartments, it is home to a few hundred people. David Barreiro has photographed the building, the interiors of the apartments, and its inhabitants who share the experience of moving to Iceland from across the world.

David Barreiro was born in 1982 in Galicia in Spain. His project is the fruit of a grant from the Hjálmar R. Bárðarson Fund, administered by the Icelandic Museum of Photography at the National Museum. Alongside the exhibition the National Museum of Iceland publishes a book on David Barreiro‘s photographs. David Barreiro‘s photographs will be on view in the Photo Gallery of the National Museum of Iceland.

Fishing Stations of Old Iceland
Karl Jeppesen has photographed old fishing stations and camps around Iceland. On The Wall a selection of these photographs is exhibited. The abandoned fishing stations are in varying conditions. Some are clearly visible, but others have disappeared from the face of the earth.

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The exhibitions will be on display from January 20 until May 27 2018.

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