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National Museum of Iceland nominated for European Museum of the Year Award

The recently refurbished National Museum of Iceland, established in 1863, has been nominated for the 2006 European Museum of the Year Award.

Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir, curator of the museum, is optimistic that the museum will receive an award for being one of the best museums in Europe – she told the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service that it was likely that the museum would make it into the finals.

According to the museum its role is to “increase and relay knowledge of Icelandic cultural heritage, from the nation´s earliest settlement through to the modern day.” The National Museum displays objects that provide insight into Icelandic cultural history.

Up until 1863 the Icelandic museum pieces had been kept in Danish collections.

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