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Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum Reykjavík
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In December 1984, two years after Sigurjón Ólafsson passed away, his widow, Birgitta Spur, established a private museum to exhibit her private collection of her late husband's sculptures. Their original home and the adjacent artist's studio were rebuilt and enlarged to create exhibition halls and various other facilities necessary for a museum.

The Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum opened to the public on what would have been Sigurjón Ólafsson's 80th birthday, October 21st 1988.

On November 30th 1989, this private museum became officially an independent cultural institution to which Birgitta Spur donated over 80 sculptures, the buildings at Laugarnes, all biographical material of Sigurjón Ólafsson, photos and other research material. This institution was run by a board supported by a committee of 12 individuals. Birgitta Spur was the executive director of the museum.

In 2012, the Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum was given to the Icelandic State and became a division of the The National Gallery of Iceland.

As of December 1st 2021 the manage­ment company Gríma, dir­ected by Sigur­jón Ólafs­son's fam­ily, has tak­en over the manage­ment of the Sigur­jón Ólafs­son Museum.

Annual reports of the museum (in Icelandic) can be read at the Icelandic version of this page.

Plan of the ground floor (pdf)
Plan of the 2nd floor (pdf)
Technical informations (english) (pdf)

The Sigurjón Ólafsson Museum is a part of the Artist's Studio Museum Network, a European network of artist's studio museums.