The inaugural exhibition in the information and education centre of Veröld - Vigdís' house will be opened on Saturday 1 July. The exhibition is called SAMTAL – DIALOGUE and explores in a range of media the life, work and causes of Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, former President of Iceland.
The exhibition will be open from 10 to 16 on Saturdays, and between 10 and 17 on weekdays. Admission fee is ISK 900. Veröld is located on Brynjólfsgata 1, 107 Reykjavík.
The exhibition recounts Vigdís' student years abroad and her career as a teacher of French, a tour guide, and manager of the Reykjavík Theatre Company, then explores her many-faceted role as President of Iceland 1980-96, and all the good work she has done since leaving office – for instance as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and with the Institute of Foreign Languages which bears her name.
The exhibition also provides insight into interests and causes that are dear to Vigdís' heart: visitors will see some of her favourite books, along with quotations and poetry; and observe the Friendship Forest at Þingvellir grow and flourish. Visitors are encouraged to participate in dialogue with Vigdís: to take seat in the blue theatre chairs and contemplate concepts such as: honesty, human rights, culture, knowledge, equality, language, progress, broad-mindedness and education.