The Settlement at the National Museum of Iceland
An exhibition was opened 30th April at the National Museum of Iceland presenting drawings and paintings by pupils of Öskjuhlíð Special School. It has become a tradition that the pupils learn about the Settlement of Iceland, they learn about the first settlers and life in a new country. The pupils do different projects on the topic and one part of the study is to go on field trips to museums. At the National Museum they get a guided tour about the Settlement, view thousand year old objects, touch replicas of the old objects, and dress up in viking costumes. After the visit to the museums, the pupils work on the theme in their school and show in different art forms such as paintings and drawings the knowledge they have gained. At the exhibition several of the artworks of the pupils can be seen.