One more song and the 2008 Olympics
In the entrance to the library main building there are now two exhibitions:
One of them is dedicated to Icelandic pop music and displays several posters advertising concerts, dances and records of Icelandic bands and musicians from the first half of the 20th century to the present. These include posters from the groups Dátar, Flowers and Hljómar, but also material from younger musicians like Björk, Paul Oscar and Emiliana Torrini.
In the exhibition space there are also displayed Icelandic record and CD covers covering over half a century.
The intent of the exhibition is to introduce the music and images collection of the library which gets legal deposits of all published materials.
Photographs from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
The other exhibition on the entrance hall contains a selection of photographs from the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. These contain images of some of the star athletes seen in the games and also cover the extent and organisation of the games with beautiful and colorful photographs.
The exhibitions are open to all and admission is free.