Christina Mattsson, Director of the Nordic Museum in Stockholm, formally handed 800 Icelandic national relics over to Minister of Education Thorgerdur Katrín Gunnarsdóttir and Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir, director of the National Museum of Iceland, this week.
After formally accepting the relics, Gunnardóttir addressed the assembly. Sweden’s Ambassador in Iceland Madeleine Ströje Wilkens was among attendees. During the ceremony, pictures of the objects were displayed on a screen.
The National Museum of Iceland and the Nordic Museum in Stockholm reached an agreement on the national relics last spring. The relics have been kept in Sweden since the Nordic Museum was founded in the 19th century. Many of the objects are carved wooden objects like chests.
The National Museum of Iceland will display the objects in June.
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