The House of Collections

The House of Collections offers the exhibition, Treasures of a Nation.

The work of the National Gallery of Iceland is grounded in an extensive collection of works of art – a collection which is constantly growing, both due to the gallery’s mandated art purchases, and to generous gifts from donors. One of the gallery’s most important functions is to create the best possible collection of Icelandic art, as provided in the National Gallery of Iceland Act – to faithfully reflect trends and movements in Icelandic and international art at any time.

The collection now comprises about 13,500 works of art, which are diverse in size and nature, spanning continuously the period of the 20th century and the first decades of the 21st.

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