On Sunday the 21st of February from 12:15 - 15:00, textile designer and artist Ýr Jóhannsdóttir (Ýrúrarí) offers a free workshop in creative mending on clothing at the Museum of Design and Applied Art.

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On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of The Icelandic Association of Ceramic Artists, 44 lanterns will be lit outside the Icelandic Design Museum on Thursday 4 February at 18 - 20. The event is part of the Winter Festival and runs from 4 - 7 of February.
The lanterns will be lit every day during the Winter Festival and they will be lit until 20:00 at night.
Participating ceramic artists are:

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Birgir Örn Jónsson, architect  and Signý Þórhallsdóttir, fashion designer, are the curators of the exhibition 100% Wool. They will give a guided tour of the exhibiton on Saturday the 23rd. of January at 14:00. 

The guided tour will be in Icelandic.

Tickets are availble here:

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Welcome to the opening day 22. January from 12-17.

We offer free admission to the exhibition 100% WOOL the same day.

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Dec 24 Christmas Eve: CLOSED
Dec 25 Christmas Day: CLOSED
Dec 26 Boxing Day: CLOSED
Dec 27: 12–5pm
Dec 28: CLOSED
Dec 29: 12–5pm
Dec 30: 12–5pm
Dec 31 New Year’s Eve: CLOSED

Jan 1: New Year’s Day: CLOSED

Jan 2: 12–5pm

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Fashion designer Magnea Einarsdóttir will bring her latest collection of coats and scarfs to our museum shop for a pop up. The collection is on show at the current exhibition 100% WOOL and goes under the name Made in Reykjavík.

The museum is open from 12-17 on Saturday and Sunday

Price of scarfs 18.500 kr. and coats from 90.000 kr.

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The museum will open again tomorrow 18th of November.  Ony 10 people can attend the museum any given time while current restrictions are in place.

Current exhibitons are:

100% WOOL

Bird artist in residence

Behind the scenes, conserving and archiving of textile work.

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Sigurbjörn Helgason our artist in residence will host a workshop on the museums Facebook page (hönnunarsafn) on Thursday 22nd. October from 13:00 - 14:00.

All you need is a magazine or paper that can be cut, scissors and glue.

Please share your birds with us on our Facebook page or on your Instagram using the hasstags #fuglinnminn #hönnunarsafn

We are hoping to see a beautiful flock of birds flying around in these digital spaces.

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The museum is temporarily closed.

Take care!

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The Museum is open, we must all respect the 1 meter rule and guests are limited to 20 at each time. Currently we have the following exhibitions going on: 100% ULL, BEHIND THE SCENES, conservation and registration of textile work, BIRD ARTIST IN RESIDENCE, Sigurbjörn Helgason. Entrance in free until the 15th of November.

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