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Next weekend the 24th—25th of January is the last exhibition weekend of PRÝÐI.

The Society of Icelandic Goldsmiths celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, and the exhibition PRÝÐI has been developed in collaboration with them to mark this occasion. The exhibition includes the work of 40 goldsmiths, who were at liberty to create new objects for the occasion or to choose items from their own collection. The age of the goldsmiths ranges widely. Some have worked in the field for decades, built businesses and taken on apprentices, while goldsmiths of a younger generation, who here present their work alongside their masters, have built a reputation by participating in numerous exhibitions and contributing to the running of studios and shops.

 

 

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Thursday night, January 15 at 8pm, Thor Magnusson former director of the National Museum of Iceland, gives a lecture on Icelandic silverwork. Thor is a specialist on the heritage made by Icelandic silver- and goldsmiths in former times. His lecture is given in connection to the ongoing exhibition PRÝÐI, on works by 40 contemporary goldsmiths at the Museum. In his talk, Thor will especially concentrate on 18th and 19th Century silverwork, he will explain the condition of silverwork in Iceland during those centuries and examine some great examples of silverwork that have been preserved in museums' collections.

In 2013, The National Museum of Iceland published Thor Magnusson's research, Íslenzk silfursmíð in 2 volumes.

Free entrance. The lecture is in Icelandic.

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