january, 2019

17jan(jan 17)16:0030jun(jun 30)17:00Exhibition: First Encounters. Greenlanders in Ísafjörður in 1925.(january 17) 16:00 - (june 30) 17:00 Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: VIMIUC Event Type :Event

Event Details

First Encounters. Greenlanders in Ísafjörður in 1925. 

Exhibition in the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and in the National and University Library of Iceland.

When the ship Gustav Klimt arrived in Ísafjörður in August 1925, it drew a lot of attention as there were more than a hundred people on board.  It was not unusual for a ship to come into the harbour, of course, but on this occasion it was bearing guests rarely seen, even though they were neighbours, for in addition to the Danish crew, the eighty-nine passengers were Greenlanders. Most of them were from East Greenland, more specifically from the region around Ammassalik, while a further dozen or so were from West Greenland.

This first visit by Greenlanders to Iceland and first encounter between the two nations was covered in detail in Icelandic newspapers, and has often been recalled since. It played a major role in increasing understanding between the two nations.

The Exhibition will be in the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and in the National and University Library of Iceland, from 17 January until 30 June 2019.

Exhibition Opening is in Veröld – House of Vigdís, Thursday 17 January at 4 pm. All are welcome.

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Organizers of the exhibition: Vígdís Finnbogadóttir Institute for Foreign Languages, the National and University Library of Iceland, and Ísafjörður Culture House: Westfjords Heritage Museum.

Exhibition manager: Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson

Exhibition designer in Veröld, House of Vigdís: Björn G. Björnsson; in National and University Library of Iceland: Ólafur Engilbertsson

Graphics: Helga Dögg.

 

 

 

Time

January 17 (Thursday) 16:00 - June 30 (Sunday) 17:00

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

VIMIUC

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