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Settlement Exhibition Opens at National Museum of Iceland

The exhibition “The Settlement of Iceland” opened at Torgid on the first floor of the National Museum yesterday. It displays the results of a student project in Öskjuhlídarskóli, a school for disabled children.

It is a tradition that the 8th grade in Öskjuhlídarskóli studies the settlement. The students learn about the first settlers and their life in a new country. They undertake various projects related to this theme during the semester, including fieldtrips

The students visit the Saga Museum at Perlan, the settlement exhibition on Adalstraeti and the National Museum. After these tours the students express what they’ve learned visually in cooperation with the school’s visual arts teacher.

The exhibition includes art work by the 8th grade students of Öskjuhlídarskóli for the past two years. It runs through May 15.

On Sunday at 2 pm the National Museum offers a guided tour for children aged nine to 12 around the museum. The journey begins in the 9th century and ends in modern times.

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