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News Iceland Culture: Portland Museum of Art replaces Maine-focused biennial with an international triennial

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
Portland Museum of Art replaces Maine-focused biennial with an international triennial
News source: https://www.pressherald.com/2019/12/06/pma-replaces-maine-focused-biennial-with-an-international-triennial/

We tend to look at what is happening in Stockholm or Berlin.” This project allows the museum to look west toward Iceland and the United States for cultural connections, he said. The North Atlantic ...

News Iceland Culture: Toxic corporate workplace culture linked to depression

Published on: Thursday 05 December 2019
Toxic corporate workplace culture linked to depression
News source: https://au.finance.yahoo.com/news/toxic-corporate-workplace-culture-linked-to-depression-235749088.html

Australia might be the ‘lucky country’, but not when it comes to good workplace culture, according to researchers from the University of South Australia. Last year alone, 36 million prescriptions for ...

News Iceland Culture: Taking Pride in Down Syndrome Children

Published on: Saturday 19 October 2019
Taking Pride in Down Syndrome Children
News source: https://spectator.org/taking-pride-in-down-syndrome-children/

My family just visited Chocolate World at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania — the so-called “sweetest place on earth.” We hit it every two or three years when traveling through. For those unfamiliar, Chocolate World is the heart of the Hershey...

News Iceland Culture: Take a Virtual Tour of a 17th-Century Shipwreck

Published on: Friday 18 October 2019
Take a Virtual Tour of a 17th-Century Shipwreck
News source: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-virtual-tour-17th-century-shipwreck-180973373/

Kevin Martin, a researcher at the University of Iceland, and colleagues from the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands conducted a more detailed survey of the wreckage in 2016, making ...

News Iceland Culture: Tongue? No, dung. Ellen Tailor gets an authentic taste of Icelandic culture

Published on: Thursday 17 October 2019
Tongue? No, dung. Ellen Tailor gets an authentic taste of Icelandic culture
News source: https://q13fox.com/2019/10/17/tongue-no-dung-ellen-tailor-gets-an-authentic-taste-of-icelandic-culture/

SEATTLE -- Q13 News This Morning features reporter Ellen Tailor got an authentic taste of Icelandic culture - and it may have been more than she bargained for. Tongue, you say? No, dung. Ellen was highlighting the Taste of Iceland Festival that's happening now in Seattle.

News Iceland Culture: Manitoba town keeps Icelandic culture alive thanks to strong connection

Published on: Monday 14 October 2019
Manitoba town keeps Icelandic culture alive thanks to strong connection
News source: https://www.timescolonist.com/manitoba-town-keeps-icelandic-culture-alive-thanks-to-strong-connection-1.23976337

People in Gimli and surrounding communities such as Riverton have worked to maintain Icelandic culture — the language, the music, the literature and more. Many can trace their roots back to the first ...

News Iceland Culture: New archaeological layer discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows

Published on: Wednesday 17 July 2019
New archaeological layer discovered at L’Anse aux Meadows
News source: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/new-data-may-extend-norse-occupancy-in-north-america/

“Ecofacts from cultural waste sandwiched between layers ... for Indigenous sites,” he told Ars Technica. In Greenland and Iceland, archaeologists studying Norse sites also tend to study ...

News Iceland Culture: Who's Still Hunting Whales? For The First Time in 17 Years, One Country Opts Out

Published on: Tuesday 16 July 2019
Who's Still Hunting Whales? For The First Time in 17 Years, One Country Opts Out
News source: https://www.newsweek.com/whaling-iceland-ban-1449517

Several countries have issued scientific permits for killing whales—including Japan, Norway and Iceland—and the ban still allows aboriginal communities to hunt whales as part of their culture. The ban ...

News Iceland Culture: More than 'ice': A look at Iceland's feats in world rankings and role at UN rights council

Published on: Sunday 14 July 2019
More than 'ice': A look at Iceland's feats in world rankings and role at UN rights council
News source: https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2019/07/15/1934927/more-ice-look-icelands-feats-world-rankings-and-role-un-rights-council

Earning perfect 10 in the electoral process and political culture, Iceland ranked second overall among the world’s democracies in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2018 Democracy Index. The ...

News Iceland Culture: Matt Hamon's 'Ratljóst' captures unique light of Rockies, Iceland

Published on: Thursday 11 July 2019
Matt Hamon's 'Ratljóst' captures unique light of Rockies, Iceland
News source: https://missoulian.com/entertainment/arts-and-theatre/matt-hamon-s-ratlj-st-captures-unique-light-of-rockies/article_7a7f1dde-3c77-5d89-bd36-cadcf31ef92e.html

Photographer Matt Hamon titled his latest exhibition, "Ratljóst," an Icelandic word that translates ... at the Montana Museum of Art & Culture, "return(s) the viewer to the 19th-century romantic ...

News Iceland Culture: Eliasson recreates Icelandic nature in London’s Tate Modern

Published on: Tuesday 09 July 2019
Eliasson recreates Icelandic nature in London’s Tate Modern
News source: https://www.hindustantimes.com/art-and-culture/eliasson-recreates-icelandic-nature-in-london-s-tate-modern/story-w6lOE2odGiSbF8KxKPjlQK.html

With light, mist and rain, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson brings nature into the Tate Modern for a new London exhibition that appeals to visitors’ senses while, at points, disorientating them ...

News Iceland Culture: Nicola Sturgeon to meet Iceland´s Prime Minister in...

Published on: Monday 29 April 2019
News source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/pa/article-6974175/Nicola-Sturgeon-meet-Iceland-s-Prime-Minister-Edinburgh.html

Speaking ahead of the Prime Minister’s visit, Ms Sturgeon said: “Scotland and Iceland have much in common with many historic and cultural links. I’m very pleased that the Prime Minister’s visit will ...

News Iceland Culture: USM hosts Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal

Published on: Monday 22 April 2019
News source: http://usmfreepress.org/2019/04/22/usm-hosts-icelandic-artist-olof-nordal/

In the online announcement for the presentation, USM art professor Jan Piribeck said Nordal’s visit would “contribute to Icelandic cultural connections and the Maine North Atlantic Institute,” the new ...

News Iceland Culture: Why Is This Passover Different From All Others? In Iceland, It’s Because The Rabbi Lives There.

Published on: Thursday 25 April 2019
News source: https://forward.com/culture/423260/iceland-passover-rabbi-resident-avi-feldman-chabad/

The eclecticism of the seder’s attendees reflects a community just beginning to find its footing as a permanent feature in Iceland’s social and religious culture, in which a critical ...