Hversdagssafn – museum of everyday life has the main purpose of investigating the mundane and the common, finding the poetry that comes forward when no one is looking.

It’s a collection of local voices, memories and story fragments – nostalgic, humorous and thought provoking – curated in various interactive ways. It is local, as it gives a glimpse into people’s lives in the Westfjords, and it is universal since it touches on the things we all share. Everyday life is a little like dark matter, what happens in between significant moments in life and holds everything together. It’s meeting friends, having dinner, yelling at children, being yelled at, sulking. It’s walking between places, going to work, staying home, worrying, washing up, cutting vegetables. It is both random and routine.

Once you stop and look at it, the beauty of the mundane is revealed.

* The project is supported by Uppbyggingarsjóður Vestfjarða.