ARE YOU GAME FOR A NEW NAME?
On June 1st a new museum will open its doors in Reykjavík! This new museum, run by Reykjavik City Council, is a merger of five existing museums: Árbær Open Air Museum, The Settlement Exhibition Reykjavik 871±2, Reykjavik Museum of Photography, Reykjavik Maritime Museum and Viðey island. However; the new museum is yet to be given a name and that‘s why we are looking for your assistance!
The new museum collects, research and conserves objects from Reykjavík's cultural history and exhibits the history and living conditions of the locals from the Settlement Age to the present day.
The collection includes artefacts, buildings and photographs that shed light on Reykjavik's fascinating history and culture. The museum is responsible for the registration of archaeological sites as well as of buildings and other man-made structures; it also conducts research and carries out the supervision of related projects. The museum is responsible for advising the City Planning Office and other municipal committees on matters of preservation of cultural heritage and other historical projects.
Apart from providing a modern and attractive service for both residents and guests of Reykjavík, the museum aims to strengthen the city's cultural identity, fuel enthusiam and enhance understanding and respect of its historic importance.
Would you like to have a say on what the museum should be called? If you have a good idea, that describes both the museum's diverse activities and services, please send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org together with a simple explaination of your choice, before April 1st 2014.
- A name committee will go through all the ideas recieved and the three most interesting submissions will be rewarded with fantastic prices:
- Reykjavik Menningarkort, a book of photographs by Magnús Ólafsson, The Settlements Exhibition Reykjavík 871±2 exhibition book and dinner for two at Viðeyjarstofa on Viðey island.
- Reykjavik Menningarkort, a book of photographs by Magnús Ólafsson, The Settlements Exhibition Reykjavík 871±2 exhibition book and dinner for two at Víkin Maritime Museum Restaurant.
- Reykjavik Menningarkort, a book of photographs by Magnús Ólafsson, The Settlements Exhibition Reykjavík 871±2 exhibition book and dinner for two at restaurant Tjörnin in Reykjavik’s City Hall.