The British artist and antiquarian W.G. Collingwood will be the subject of a symposium at the National Museum of Iceland today, November 27, from 1 to 3 pm in connection with the photographer Einar Falur’s exhibition “Saga-Steads – In the Footsteps of W.G. Collingwood”.
W.G. Collingwood. Courtesy of the National Museum of Iceland.
The photographer retraced the steps of Collinwood (1854-1932) during the latter’s ten-week tour of Iceland in 1897, during which he painted, drew and photographed places immortalized in the Sagas of Icelanders.
At the symposium Dr. Matthew Townend, professor in medieval sciences in York, and art historian and one of the museum’s specialists Thóra Kristjánsdóttir will discuss Collingwood, his lifetime of work and his travels in Iceland. The photographer will also discuss his exhibition.
The symposium is organized by the National Museum of Iceland and the English Speaking Union in Iceland. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Visit the museum’s website for further details.