Our next partner is Municipal Library of Akureyri where we will show Opera and children poster exhibition from 1st till 30th of September 2017.
Posters have accompanied the opera since the 19th century, which saw a dynamic development of posters. At first, posters took the form of a typographic bill, but later they developed into the modern artistic format as we know it today. The exhibition features posters for operas by Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi, Georges Bizet, Richard Strauss, Giacomo Puccini, Jules Massenet, as well as posters for festivals and events related to opera. There will be also a special selection of posters dedicated to children: The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Puss in boots.
The Municipal Library of Akureyri is one of the largest libraries in Iceland. It is an open, welcoming, family friendly place, committed to build an informed and thriving community. The Library was established in 1827 but it was opened at Brekkugata, current building and location, on 1968. Today well over 300 people come visiting each day and the circulation now surpasses 215.000 items a year (www.akureyri.is/amtsbokasafn).
Berglind Mari Valdemarsdóttir is a project manager at The Municipal Library of Akureyri and is coordinating the poster exhibition there. Former museum director of Smámunasafnið (Museum of small things). She has Bachelor degree in folklore from The University of Iceland with minor in journalism and Master degree in applied studies of culture from The University of Iceland.