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Embroidery Art Displayed at National Museum

An exhibition on embroidered tapestry by visual artist Gudrún Gunnarsdóttir (born 1930 in Gardur) opens in the National Museum of Iceland today. Her work was inspired by old manuscripts and ancient embroidered garments.

Gunnarsdóttir’s tapestries are described as “impressive” in a press release from the museum. They have a strong reference to the Icelandic artistic and culture heritage and show how tradition and innovation can go together.

The exhibition is part of the National Museum’s policy on reflecting the present while demonstrating its relation to old traditions.

Another exhibition will take place on the third floor of the museum where work of embroidery from the 17th, 18th and 19th century will be on display.

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