Safnasafnið is one of Iceland’s most important art museums and the only one collecting folk and outsider art. At present it stores approximately 5000 works. The museum has an extensive exhibition area, a library and research facilities, as well as accommodation for tourists, visiting artists and scholars
The museum presents its collection of folk and outsider art together with progressive modern art without discrimination – quality and sincerity being the only guidelines. In this way the museum has earned for itself a rather special place on the Icelandic art scene
Every year 12-15 new exhibitions are on display in the museum, and along with paintings, drawings and sculptures, the collection also encompasses embroidery, models, souvenirs, books, dolls, toys and tools, thus presenting an interesting view on the various outlets for creativity and what inspires it.

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