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A view of the Nordic House with sculptures of sheep outside A view of the National Art Museum The main entrance to the Art Museum
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Art and Culture in the Faroe Islands


The Nordic House -
The Faroese Cultural Centre in Tórshavn

Open Monday - Saturday:
10:00 - 18:00
Open Sundays and holidays:
14:00 - 18:00

Lecture Thursday 27th of August at 7.30 pm will a lecture in energy-conservings. Lecturer is expert Christine Feldthaus from Denmark. Free entrance. On August 30th from 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Faroese research on health and the environment - Symposium on multidisciplinary and international perspectives Atlantic Soundscape in Vienna Musicshowcase with Eivør, Orka og Budam and 3 bands from Austria. Friday 04th. Sept. at 08 pm Free entrance. Anne B. Ragde visits the Nordic House info Fyrilestur Wednesday the 16th of September 2009 at 7:30 pm famous Norwegian authour Anne B Ragde will visit the Nordic House. She will read some excerpt from her books and speak about her authorship. The event is open to the public. OCTOBER 2008

Friday and Saturday
3 - 4 October

Global Leadership Summit - Evangelical event

Monday 6 October
17:00 Song Writing Competition

Thursday 9 October
19:30 Stand-up comedy with Anders Matthesen (Danish)

Saturday 11 October
19:00 Opening of Nordic Film Week (11 - 17 October)

Saturday 18 October
19:30 Country Concertwith Halli Joensen, Ragnari í Vík and Rannvá Vesturklett


14 - 22 October
The musical, HAIR

Listasavn Føroya -
The Faroese National Art Museum in Tórshavn

Open 1 May till 31 August:
Tuesday - Friday: 11.00 - 16.00
Saturday - Sunday: 14.00 - 17-00
Closed Mondays

Open 1 September till 30 April:
Tuesday - Sunday: 14.00 - 16.00
Saturday - Sunday: 14.00 - 18-00
Closed Mondays

The musem is closed:
Easter Sunday & Whit Sunday
& from 15 Dec. to 15 Jan.


2 February - 2 March
Johannes Kjarval - Special Exhibition

7 March - 6 April
The annual Spring Exhibition of Faroese art

11 April - 1 June
Chinese Exhibition

6 June - 20 July
Summer Exhibition

28 July - 10 August
The annual St Olaf's Day Exhibition of Faroese art 2008

22 August - 26 October
Håkon Gullvåg - Special Exhibition

7 November - 14 December
Rannvá Mortensen - Special Exhibition

The photos at the top of the page are: 1. A view of the Nordic House with sculptures of sheep outside 2. A view of the National Art Museum 3. The main entrance to the Art Museum
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The Nordic House
in Tórshavn is a beautiful light and airy building created as a centre for Nordic and Faroese culture.

It was specially designed, with its impressive grass roof, to blend into the Faroese landscape.
In it are a combined concert hall, theatre and cinema, exhibition areas, Klingran an amphitheatre style concert area, a dance room, a café and other facilities.

It is a unique achievement of the Nordic lands, its furniture and construction materials coming from Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark. The architects were from Norway and Iceland.

Listasavn Føroya
The Faroese National Art Museum in Tórshavn, in the pleasant setting of the park, is an attractive place to view the paintings, sculptures and graphic art from the museums permanent collection, and the special temporary exhibitions by artists from home and abroad.

The art works are displayed in diverse rooms and corridors that are easy to navigate.

The museum also hosts concerts and other events.

There is a café and shop in the main entrance.

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