Man and Nature
Tuesday, 20 April 2010 15:31

On the main floor of the Culture House in Húsavík the new exhibition Man and Nature - 100 years in Þingeyjarsýsla, aims to provide insight into man´s relationship with nature in this region in the period 18250-1950, and the subsistence farming that was practised at that time, so that each farmstead was largely self-sufficient. 

Mannlíf og Náttúra

This interesting aspect of national culture is explored by juxtaposing objects from nature and man-made artefacts. The show includes a large number of interesting exhibits - some of natural origin such as animals, plants and rocks, while others are home-made objects, for instance tools, needlework, work of art and craft, etc.

Mannlíf og Náttúra

The early history of the Þingeyjarsýsla Cooperative, which played a crucial role in the founding of the cooperaqtive movement in Iceland (which went on to play a leading role in the Icelandic economy for many years) is recounted through multimedia and dramatisations.

A secial room is for the children in the exhibition. 

 
 
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