Amtsbókasafnið á Akureyri

The Municipal Library of Akureyri | Amtsbókasafnið á Akureyri

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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.

Address: Brekkugata 17, 600 Akureyri


Date: 1-30.09.2017
Exhibition: Opera and children poster exhibition

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.

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Coordinator of the event at the Municipal Library of Akureyri:

Berglind Mari Valdemarsdóttir

Berglind Mari Valdemarsdóttir. Project manager at the Municipal Library of Akureyri. 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.