THe House of art Collections

The House of Collections

The House of Collections is the newest addition to the the National Gallery of Iceland. Originally build in 1908 in order to house the National Library, the National Archives, the collection of the Natural History Museum of Iceland and the nations collection of antique relics, it today presents the exhibition Resistance, featuring treasures of the collection of the National Gallery of Iceland.

The word resistance refers to opposition in general, but it may also be read in the context of physics: the measure of a conductive material’s opposition to current flow. Resistance also signifies opposition to consumption, which we must all learn to take onboard. And resistance references essential action which must be taken by the inhabitants of this planet, against climate change.

Current Exhibitions


Ávextir, Fruits, 
Sara Björnsdóttir, LÍ 6210, Ljósmyndun, Mannamyndir, kona

Á döfinni

Here are works of art dating from the latter half of the 19th century to the present day

Located in the center of Reykjavík, Hverfisgata 15

Treasures of Icelandic Art

The museum is open every day from 10AM — 5PM. Closed on Mondays during winter (1.10 — 30.4)