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National Museum of Iceland gets inheritance from Britain

The National Museum of Iceland recently received ISK 80 million (USD 1.3 million, EUR 960,000) in inheritance from Philip Vernall, a British patron of the museum and has founded a memorial fund for Vernall.

According to Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir at the National Museum, the money will be used to finance high quality exhibitions, so museum guests will be able to enjoy the inheritance, Morgunbladid reports.

The National Museum recently reached an agreement with Sweden on returning 800 Icelandic national relics collected in Iceland in the 19th century, which will be permanently stored at the National Museum of Iceland.

These relics will be put on display next year.

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