The role of the education department is to enable visitors of all ages to learn about fine art, and to ensure that the museum is an accessible and interesting place. The goal is to encourage visitors to contemplate art, assist them in enjoying the artwork on their own terms, and to create an increasingly comprehensive vision and understanding of Icelandic and international visual arts.


The education department welcomes 13.000 pupils each year, offering free educational tours of the museum’s exhibitions, which are around 20 each year. Furthermore, the department organizes over 100 events each year in the museum’s three locations.