Virtual collection coming soon

Various things happen

Our first exhibition was installed in the summer of 2016 and consists of stories and photographs grafted into old, hardbound books that were given to the Museum of Everyday Life after a book clearing at the public library in Ísafjörður, The title of the exhibition alludes to typical stories told around the kitchen table in conversations about everything and nothing. The stories were obtained by participants who showed their family photo albums and shared memories connected to the pictures.

Take a walk in our shoes

A pair of shoes, an everyday passage in life. A wall of shoes with headphones for people to listen to stories shared by their owners of different age groups. You will find yourself giggling quietly at a pair of ordinary looking high heels and your breath will be taken away by old fashioned rain shoes from the last century. Everyday objects the simplest and most used hold incredible stories.

It’s OK
not being Icelandic

An exhibition based on interviews with people who migrated to the Westfjords. Stories about their sense of self in relation to the world they came from and the new world they’ve constructed for themselves in Iceland. Immigration is a mutual cultural exchange where diversity is accepted and welcomed, where everyone has the opportunity to learn something new from one another and enrich the community. Our guests are invited to shine a spotlight on these individuals, their perceptions, and their unique experiences by taking a peek into the boxes to let their stories come out.

Sensory labora
tory

Sensory Lab grew out of an experiment that took place in the spring of 2021. A group of ten participants was handed 21 items from everyday life to smell with their eyes closed. The result of describing the experience and memories that surfaced after smelling each item became a collective memory piece – 21 poems. Sensory Lab welcomes you to celebrate senses: smell, touch, hearing. Open a jar and have a slow breath in – bring yourself on a sensory journey through your own memory and imagination