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The Edda Arrives at National Museum of Iceland

The Icelandic nation received the 2010 honorary award of the Icelandic Film and Television Academy on February 27 and on Wednesday the trophy arrived at the National Museum of Iceland where it will be on display.

General Director of the National Museum Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir (left) accepts the trophy on behalf of the Icelandic nation from chairman of the board of the Icelandic Film and Television Academy Björn B. Björnsson.

The award was granted in gratitude for the valuable support of Icelandic film and television viewers in the past years. At the National Museum the honorary award laureates—all Icelanders—can look at the trophy and be photographed with it.

Tomorrow people are invited to bring their antiques in for analysis at the National Museum. The program begins at 4 pm. Such events are usually well-attended and often rare and valuable objects are discovered.

Also tomorrow at 2 pm, children (ages nine to 12) are invited to participate in a guided tour of the exhibition “Endurfundir” (“Reunion”), where various objects that have been excavated during archeological expeditions are on display.

Furthermore, on Tuesday, March 9, visual artist Gudrún Gunnarsdóttir, whose exhibition of embroidered tapestry is currently on display at the museum, will guide visitors around the exhibition hall and discuss her artwork.

The tour, which is in Icelandic, begins at 12:05 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.

Click here to read more about the Eddas and here to read more about Gunnarsdóttir’s exhibition.

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