On occasion of the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12-16, and Iceland being the fair’s guest of honor, the National Museum of Iceland opened an exhibition about the making of manuscripts and archeological discoveries from the Icelandic settlement era in the Archeological Museum in Frankfurt on Friday.
From the exhibition “Thetta er allt sama tóbakid”.
The Icelandic choir Voces Thules also performed at the museum. A number of other exhibitions and cultural events are scheduled to coincide with the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Iceland’s participation has been warmly welcomed by Germans; the Icelandic Sagas were recently republished in Germany and the first edition sold out immediately, a press release states.
Meanwhile, the exhibition “Thetta er allt sama tóbakid” (“It’s all the same tobacco”), referencing a common Icelandic saying, opened at the National Museum of Iceland yesterday.
It is intended to shed light on the history of tobacco use in Iceland from the early 17th century until the 1990s and the fight against it.
Objects and photographs from the museum’s collection are on display, along with objects and documents from the Icelandic Cancer Society and music that was used in anti-smoking campaigns will be played.
Today, the first children’s museum tour of the season will kick off with a 45-minute guided tour intended for children aged five to eight starting at 2 pm. All are welcome.
For further information, visit the museum’s website.
Click here to read more about events held in Germany in connection with the Frankfurt Book Fair.