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Culture Night at The House of Collections

15.8.2022


National Gallery of Iceland – House of Collections, Culture Night 2022

At the House of Collections we bring together science and the arts!

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Culture and Business Affairs, open a new exhibition for children at 14.00.

Art, workshops, puzzles, games and face-painting for the youngest visitors from 13.00 to 17.00.

Microlectures on volcanoes and guided tours between 16.00 and 21.00.

Coffee and Icelandic doughnuts on the house.

Welcome all!

 

Programme:

13.00

Dúó Stemma

Lively and entertaining musical performance with audience participation.

 

14.00

Prime Minister Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir, Minister of Culture and Business Affairs, open a new exhibition for children in the House of Collections.

 

14.00 – 16.00

Ari Ólafsson from Vísindasmiðjan (UniSci) explains the mysteries of electricity. 

 

14.00 – 17.00

Badgemaking workshop inspired by biodiversity in the oceans.

 

14.00 – 17.00

Come fishing!

A game where visitors can fish plastic creatures out of the sea.

 

14.00 – 17.00

Face-painting for children, with the focus on the wonders of the ocean!

 

16.00

Harpa Þórsdóttir, Director of the National Gallery of Iceland, guides visitors around the treasures of the House of Collections.   

 

Microlectures on volcanoes

 

17.00 – 17:15

Geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, professor at The University of Iceland talks about volcanic activity on the Reykjanes peninsula.  

 

17:15 – 17:30

Artist Anna Líndal talks about her work The Seismographic Trace of Emotion, that is relating to that eruption. The piece was part of the Autumn Exhibition at the Nordic House in 2021.

 

17:30 – 17:45

Geoscientist and author Ari Trausti Guðmundsson

Art in volcanism and volcanism in art.

 

17:45 – 18

Geophysicist Haraldur Auðunsson, associate professor at Reykjavík University, talks about the earth’s magnetic field.  

 

18.00

Guided tour of the works in the House of Collections on volcanic themes.

Dagný Heiðdal, art historian.

 

 

20.00 – 21.00

Landvernd – Icelandic Environment Association – A call for thought about the demand for energy

Auður Önnu Magnúsdóttir and Ágústa Jónsdóttir

We connect art a science!

Treasures of Icelandic Art

The museum is open every day from 10AM — 5PM.