Archeology in Þingeyjarsýslur
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 13:46

On 20th of May a new exhibition named “Archeology in Þingeyjarsýslur”  will be opened on the ground floor in the Culture House.

Kumli á Daðastaðaleyti í landi Lyngbrekku í Reykjadal. Ljósmynd í eigu Fornleifastofnunnar Íslands.


The main aim of the exhibition is to provide an overview of the main archaeological research that have been carried out in Þingeyjarsýslum over the last 25 years. Items that have been found during these researches will be on display in the exhibition. A special coverage will be on the boat burial that was found in Litlu Núpum in Aðaldalur in 2007.





Uppgröftur á Litlu Núpum. Myndina á Fornleifastofnun Íslands.Bronsbjalla sem fannst á Litlu Núpum. Myndina á Fornleifastofnun Íslands.



The curators of the exhibition are Sigrún Kristjánsdóttir, Guðrún Alda Gísladóttir, Ásgeir Böðvarsson and Sif Jóhannesdóttir.



The exhibition will be open until the end of September.



Astronauts in Þingeyjarsýslur
Tuesday, 17 May 2011 12:55

On 20th of May a new exhibition named “Astronauts in Þingeyjarsýslur” will be opened on the 3rd floor of the Culture House.


In 1965 and 1967 a group of Astronauts from NASA preparing for the first moon landing came to Þingeyjarsýsla. They chose the area so they could practice in an environment similar to what they would encounter on the moon. The centrepiece of the visits was the Askja caldera, site of multiple volcanic eruptions. Amongst the 12 men that have set foot on the moon 9 trained here in Þingeyjarsýsla two of them being Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong.




Cosmonautes - ErróGeimfarar í Þingeyjarsýslu - Ljósmynd: Sverrir Pálsson



Archives meeting
Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:32

A meeting took place in the Culture House today between staff of the District Archieves in Húsavík, the National Archives of Iceland and local government.




During the meeting the National Archives of Iceland presented a new manual about local government archiving. Hrefna Róbertsdóttir, Director of the Archieve department of the National Archives, disscused the role of the Nationall Archives and the District Archives and the rules regarding archiving. Bjarni Þórðarson, the financial director of the National Archives, talked about the long-term presevation of electronic records from official agencies in iceland. 


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