School Visit

Hafnarborg wishes to be a place for everyone to enjoy arts and culture, welcoming school groups of all ages to the museum‘s exhibitions through the year. The aim of the visits is to foster thought about fine art and design – to see, discover, explore and express oneself.

Art is a mirror that reflects our world and artists deal with the grandest ideas, through questions about life, existence and experience. The school visits are then adapted to the needs of each group, with regards to subject matter, focus and education level. The average visit lasts for around forty minutes, but it is also possible to adjust the length of the visit to the wishes of each group.

Current Exhibitions

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Hafnarborg’s Autumn Exhibition 2022

The participating artists are Alda Mohr Eyðunardóttir (Faroe Islands), Anna Rún Tryggvadóttir (Iceland), Pétur Thomsen (Iceland), Stuart Richardson (Iceland), Studio ThinkingHand (Denmark/Australia) and Tadashi Ono (Japan).

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Letters from Iceland and Paradise Lost

The exhibitions are presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Iceland and The Icelandic Printamakers Association.

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Stirring Emotions
Learning Exhibition

Hafnarborg now presents the learning exhibition Stirring Emotions, which explores the connection of art and emotions. The founders of Hafnarborg, Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir and Sverrir Magnússon, shared a common interest in the arts, but Sverrir was already a young adult when he first visited an art exhibition, describing the experience in this way: “I can distinctly remember the emotions that seeing a painting for the first time stirred in me.”

At the exhibition, select works from the museum collection are considered as representations of a wide range of emotions, expressed through art, while encouraging young visitors to reflect on the works. How are emotions portrayed by the artist? Does an image have the power to stir similar emotions in people, or perhaps even different emotions?

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Schedule a Visit

We receive school groups, by appointment, on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., free of charge. We recommend keeping the size of each group limited to around twenty-five students, so that everyone is able to gain the most from the visit, which is why we advise splitting larger groups into at least two smaller ones.

To schedule a visit, please contact the museum via telephone at 585 5790 or via email at [email protected].