Minister of Education and Culture Katrín Jakobsdóttir and Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr signed a lease agreement yesterday, stating that Reykjavík landmark building Perlan is to facilitate an exhibition on Icelandic natural history.
Minister of Education and Culture Katrín Jakobsdóttir, Acting Director of the Icelandic Museum of Natural History Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir (center),
and Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr at the signing of the agreement. Courtesy of the City of Reykjavík.
The Icelandic Museum of Natural History is to be given permanent facilities for the exhibition in Perlan, which is intended to increase Icelanders’ awareness of knowledge of their country’s natural history, as stated in a press release from the City of Reykjavík.
The exhibition is also expected to prove an attraction for tourists. Perlan, a glass dome on top of water tanks situated on the hill Öskjuhlíð, is already a popular destination for its view of Reykjavík, the Saga Museum and restaurant in the rotating dome.
14.10.2012 | Green Light for Natural History Exhibit in Perlan