The Private Collection

Live cataloguing and exhibition of works from the collection of Þorvaldur Guðmundsson and Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir

4.3.2023 — 7.5.2023

National Gallery of Iceland

At the beginning of 2022, the art collection of Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir and her husband, entrepreneur Þorvaldur Guðmundsson, owner of Síld og fiskur, was placed in the permanent keeping of the National Gallery of Iceland. The collection, which comprises about 1400 works by many of Iceland‘s leading artists, will be catalogued as part of the National Gallery collection, and the works of art will be digitised on a publicly-accessible database. A workshop and live exhibition will be installed in Gallery 3 on the upper floor of the National Gallery, where visitors can observe the work of the cataloguing team. At the same time a selection of works from the collection will be displayed in Gallery 4, with the focus on animals, large and small, in Icelandic nature.





4.3.2023 7.5.2023

Curated by

Anna Jóhannsdóttir

Exhibition Project Manager

Vigdís Rún Jónsdóttir


Anna Jóhannsdóttir

Technical Supervision, Photography and Recordings

Sigurður Gunnarsson


Guðrún Jóna Halldórsdóttir

Events and Educational Programme

Ragnheiður Vignisdóttir


Ísleifur Kristinsson

Gylfi Sigurðsson

Indriði Ingólfsson

Conservation Manager

Nathalie Jacqueminet

Ólafur Ingi Jónsson

Treasures of Icelandic Art

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