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Greenlanders had hardly ever been seen in Iceland, but in 1925 just under 90 of them came on a visit to Ísafjörður. This exhibition reveals how this visit had its roots in a quarrel between Denmark and Norway concerning control over part of East Greenland, how the visitors were received, how much attention the visit gained, and what consequences it had for future relations between Iceland and Greenland.

The Exhibition will be in Veröld – House of Vigdís, from 17 January until 30 June 2019, and in the National and University Library of Iceland.

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

Organizers of the exhibition: Vígdís Finnbogadóttir Institute for Foreign Languages, Vigdís International Centre, The National and University Library of Iceland, and Ísafjörður Culture House.

Exhibition creator: 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 Ólafsdóttir.

For further information on the exhibition, please contact Sumarliði R. Ísleifsson.


The exhibition is funded by: Prófessorsembætti Jóns Sigurðssonar at the University of Iceland, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Rannsóknarsjóður Hugvísindastofnunar, Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding and Vígdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages.

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