Next month 800 Icelandic antiques will be returned to their country of origin after having been stored in Sweden for 120 years. Director of Iceland’s National Museum Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir said some of the objects are very noteworthy.
“It is very important that these objects are returned to us and we hope we will learn more about our past by studying them,” Hallgrímsdóttir told Morgunbladid, adding that some of the antiques in the collection will be the only objects of their kind in Iceland.
The collection contains, for example, jewelry used by women wearing the national costume. The objects have not been studied much and have never been exhibited in Sweden. The National Museum will open an exhibition of the antiques next spring.