Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, the Minister for Education, Science and Culture, unveiled a new memorial plaque in honor of Jón Árnason, former national librarian and folklore collector, in the entrance to Þjóðarbókhlaða on September 7, 2019 to commemorate 200 years since his birth. The plaque is made by the sculptor Helgi Gíslason. A similar plaque was unveiled in Skagaströnd on August 17. Helgi also made Silfra which is situated further inside the library and has been at Þjóðarbókhlaða since its opening.
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