Friday, May 18, 2012


At The Uninversity of Iceland – at the cafeteria

How many people exhibited objects?

Many people came without an object but told us a story about a vacation reated item. One lady talked about the shoes she was wearing. There were many contributions, deliberate and spontaneous.

How many people came but did not bring objects?

roughly 20


The Smástundarsafnið Pop Up Museum was organized Edda Björnsdóttir, Karina Hanney Marrero, Sólveig Hulda Benjamínsdóttir, Ólöf Vignisdóttir. Students in Visual Anthropology had their own event at the same time, so we collaborated with them as well. Their take on our theme was to present videos that were made in relation to a course they participated in. To them, making a video was the perfect vacation from everyday mundane studies. This co-event was organized by Jóhanna Björk Sveinbjörnsdóttir, who has since been part of our pop up team.

What was it about?

We decided to have a Pop Up Museum for International Museum Day. We made our theme revolve around Vacation, since school would be over soon. Summer was just around the corner and students are usually very excited to start their summer activities. We asked people via posters, emails, media, and facebook to bring items that reflected a story about a vacation. The out come was various!

How did it go?

It went very well. We would have been happy with whatever outcome, but we had a total of 20 participants. The items varied and we got to know about everything from special stones to a living person from Finland!