Contextualizing Visual Heritage: Visual Material Within Applied Graphics in Iceland 1844-1944
The purpose is to study the ways in which visual imagery is composed, produced, and distributed through local, national and international networks. A central part of the study is the introduction of printing to Iceland, the technical development of the industry and the impact this development has had on visual communication within applied graphics. In this study, visual material as a research category substitutes a wide range of data, ranging from everyday ephemera to public, institutional prints. The project is a collaboration between the Iceland Academy of the Arts, the National and University Library of Iceland, and the Museum of Design and Applied Arts and funded by The Icelandic Center for Research.