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University of Iceland Library Collects Love Letters

Sunna Dís Másdóttir, a student in practical cultural communication at the University of Iceland (HÍ), has begun collecting Icelandic love letter in cooperation with the university library, Landsbókasafn Íslands – Háskólabókasafn.

“Do you have old, new or even unsent love letters among your possessions? Would you like to assist in warming the hearts of Icelanders?” Másdóttir asks. “It began as a course-related project,” she explained to Morgunbladid.

The goal with the initiative is to exhibit selected love letters in consultation with the senders and then the library will register them and preserve them for future generations.

“I wanted to organize an exhibition like that and then the project just grew, as it often happens,” Másdóttir added. She plans to open her exhibition in central Reykjavík in May.

Másdóttir is interested in all sorts of love letters, handwritten, sent by email or on Facebook, and participating in the exhibition is not a condition for participating in the collection.

“We expect modern love letters to be written electronically rather than by hand but we also find it important to include them in the collection,” Másdóttir said. Love letters can be emailed to [email protected].

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