This richly illustrated book explores the diverse cultural heritage in the keeping of the National Museum of Iceland, encompassing important archaeological finds, magnificent ecclesiastical art, fascinating textiles and humble utensils from everyday life. It also gives an insight into the notable photographic collection and Iceland’s unique turf house heritage. The Museum‘s role is to mediate knowledge, provoke thinking and enrich society. The National Museum‘s collections reveal the story of Iceland from the Settlement to present time and pave the way to the future.
About the author
Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir is Director of the National Museum of Iceland and has led the institution and the field of cultural heritage museums since the turn of the 21st century. She was the Director of Reykjavik Museum 1989-2000 and has a background in archaeology, history and public administration.