13 June 2019

Nobel prize of Halldór Laxness on display in the numismatic collection in the Central Bank on 17 June

Nobel prize

The exhibition will display items relating to Nobel laureate Halldór Kiljan Laxness, which have been entrusted to the Bank for conservation. Among them are the Nobel Prize diploma, the Nobel medal, and a cheque from the Nobel adjudication committee, all received by Laxness in 1955; honorary documents relating to Laxness; and several of his works. Among these is the first edition of his first novel, Child of Nature, which was published 100 years ago. A gold bar of the type held in the Bank’s gold reserves will also be on display and guests will have the chance to handle the bar of gold and guess its value. At the Central Bank and National Museum of Iceland numismatic collection, guests can see Icelandic banknotes and coin. A selection of paintings owned by the Bank will be on display in a conference room on the 1st floor.

The museum will be open on 17 June from 14:00 to 16:00. The entrance is opposite Arnarhóll.