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National Gallery of Iceland


The National Gallery of Iceland is a national museum and the main emphasis of the collection is on 20th and 21st century Icelandic art, but international art is featured as well. The museum owns the most valuable collection of works by Icelandic artists in the country.

The National Gallery of Iceland regularly holds exhibitions reflecting its collection. The National Gallery of Iceland also hosts exhibitions by individual artists, Icelandic as well as foreign ones. 

The National Gallery's of Iceland buildings at Fríkirkjuvegur 7 houses several exhibition halls on three floors, an gift shop and a café.

The National Gallery's of Iceland offices are situated on Laufásvegur 12, adjacent to the exhibition halls. In the same building a restoration laboratory is to be found and a specialist library, containing archives, documentation, and photographs.

The National Gallery's of Iceland library is a research library that emphasizes the preservation and the dissemination of material that relates to the research field of the institution, i.e. Icelandic art.