Museum Night

Museum Night 2015 takes place on Friday February 6th. Then Hafnarborg will open its doors to the public for and stay open until midnight. By opening the museum doors at night-time, guests will get the chance to explore our diverse facilities and participate in a programme of fascinating and unusual events for guests of all ages to enjoy.


Hafnarborg’s event’s:

Who are We? – Portrait-Making for Families. 7 pm. – 9 pm.

A workshop in portrait-making ​​for children and their parents managed by the artist Sigurrós Svava Ólafsdóttir. The portrait is an artistic interpretation of a person, where emphasis is placed on the face of the subject. The workshop gives children and their parents an opportunity to allow their creativity to run wild and make portraits of each other. The portrait-workshop is held in conjunction with the exhibition Spark where portraits by Hanna Davíðsson (1888-1966) are in the majority of her works.

Behind the Scenes – Visit to the Museum‘s Storerooms. 8 pm. – 10 pm.

Guests are invited to look behind the scenes of Hafnarborg and see the wonders that lie hidden in the storage of the museum, accompanied by employees. Each visit is short and guests are received in small groups, a maximum of 10 guests at a time.

Hundred Years In-Between – Guided Tour in Polish with Karolina Boguslawska 8 pm. – 9 pm.

Join Karolina Boguslawska art theorist, for an time navigation between the exhibitions of Hafnarborg, Spark and Development. Karolina leads an guided tour in Polish around the museum and its exhibitions. An ideal opportunity for the Polish speaking to learn more about the museum and it’s activities.

Expedition of the Exhibition Spark – Guided Tour in Icelandic. 8:45 pm. – 9:15 pm.

Hafnarborg offers visitors to join Ólöf K. Sigurðardóttir director of the institute for a expedition of the exhibition Spark. Spark is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Hanna Davíðsson (1888-1966), an woman who lived in Hafnarfjörður and painted almost all her life, shaped by the realities of women at the beginning of the twentieth century.

The Monochrome World of the Exhibition Development – Artist Talk. 21:15 pm. – 22 pm.

Hekla Dögg Jónsdottir artist discusses the monochrome world of her installation Development. With her installation, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir creates a platform where all steps of film making are made visible in a life movie studio where a constantly changing movie is shot in a specially prepared movie set. Development is a completely independent world where creation, mediation, processing and reception all take place at the same space. The artist talk will take place in Icelandic.

HO HO HA HA – Laughter Yoga. 21:30 pm. – 22:15 pm.

Add some laughter to your Museum night in laughter yoga with Sölvi Avo Pétursson, laughter yoga trainer and nutritional therapist. Laughter yoga is a method that the Indian doctor Madan Kataria developed and is a mixture of laughter exercises and yoga breathing. It is an exercise routine that is sweeping the world and is a complete wellbeing workout as the main purpose is to strengthen the body and soul. Duration is 45 minutes.

Live Music at Gló. 22 pm. – 22:30 pm.

It is customary to end the program on Museum Night in Hafnarborg with sweet tunes in the restaurant Gló, where people can sit down and relax after a busy evening. There will be live music with a cozy atmosphere.