Summer courses for children & Grants from the Museum Council of Iceland

19.04.2021 X

Reykjacík City Museum offers two courses for children this summer, one in Viðey in collaboration with the Reykjavík Art Museum and the other at Árbæjarsafn in collaboration with the Icelandic Home Industry Association. Reykjavík City Museum received six grants from the Museum Fund.

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Summercourse for 7-9-year-old children

Viðey friðey is the title of exciting summer courses offered by Reykjavík City Museum and Reykjavík Art Museum this summer for 7-9-year-old children in the peaceful natural pearl Viðey.

The course aims for each participant to enjoy themselves on their own terms under the guidance of professionals. Efforts will be made to create a friendly environment for children without smart devices, as they will create new memories in a group of peers.

The teachers are: Ása Helga Ragnarsdóttir, acting teacher, Guðrún Gísladóttir, art and handicraft teacher and Sara Riel, visual artist.

The Viðey friðey courses are a joint project of the Reykjavík City Museum and the Reykjavík Art Museum and are funded by the Children's Cultural Fund.

Course duration: 4-5 days
Time: 09:00-16:00 Mon-Fri
Location: Skarfabakki (Sundahöfn) and Viðey Island
Age: 7-9 years (children born 2012-2014)
Course fee: 28,000 -34,000 ISK. 15% off for siblings. 10% off with the Reykjavík Culture Card.
Limited number: Minimum 6 and maximum 12 each week

June 14-18 (4 days because of Independence Day)
June 21-25
June 28-July 2
August 3-6 (4 days because of Bank Holiday)
August 9-13
August 16-20

Registration takes place here.


Summer course at Árbær Open Air Museum for 12-15-year-old children

Þráður (thread) is a summer course in connection with the exhibition Karólína, the weaver at Árbær Open Air Museum. This is a collaborative project between Reykjavík City Museum and The Icelandic Handicraft Association. The course is for 12-15 years old children and will be held at the Granary at Árbær Open Air Museum in June.

Students get to know the story of weaver Karólína Guðmundsdóttir and will get a guided tour of the exhibition about her. Students gain an insight into the properties and possibilities of Icelandic wool, learn about how a thread is made from the woollen fleece, about its properties and how important wool has been to the nation and still is. This instruction will be in the form of storytelling and demonstrations.

Students are also instructed to weave keychains/bookmarks in a textile frame that they receive and then work on more ideas if time allows during the course. Hopefully, the weaving tools will come in handy at home after the course.

Students must bring a healthy and good packed lunch to eat for lunch, and it is good to bring a water bottle. Please note that sweets, soft drinks or energy drinks are not allowed.

Teacher: Sigríður Ólafsdóttir, art teacher and product designer
Course length: 2 sessions = 8 hours
Venue: The Granary, Árbær Open Air Museum
Age: 12-15 years
Course fee: 8,000 ISK.
June 14-15
June 21-22

Registration takes place here.


Reykjavík City Museum receives six grants from the Museum Fund

It is with great satisfaction and gratitude that we announce that the Reykjavík City Museum has received a total of six grants from the Museum Fund 2021, with the total amount of ISK 7,050,000.

The grants in question are for the following projects:

  • The effect of air quality in the surroundings of Árbær Open Air Museum on the durability of museum collections. - 650,000 ISK.
  • The tugboat Magni. Improvements. - 700,000 ISK.
  • The memory lives on - A digital database of Icelandic seamen who died at sea in the years 1900-2020. - 800,000 ISK.
  • Sigurhans Vignir - The Silent but Noble Art. Reykjavík Museum of Photography's 40th -anniversary exhibition. - 900,000 ISK.
  • Multimedia - Aðalstræti 14.09.1906. - 1,500,000 ISK.
  • Increased security of museum facilities - improvements in the City History Museum's preservation buildings following the museum council's inspection report. - 2,500,000 ISK.
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