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AlmaDís Kristinsdóttir (b. 1969) is director of The Einar Jónsson Museum (lej.is), Iceland’s first art museum open to the public on its own premises. The Museum has a mystical aura and is surrounded by a sculpture garden in central Reykjavík. The collection comprises more than 350 works of art by Einar Jónsson (1874 –1954), a pioneer in Icelandic visual art.
AlmaDís holds a PhD in museum studies, M.Ed. in education and B.F.A. in design. Her research focus is practice based, using critical and reflective inquiry. AlmaDís has been a part-time lecturer for many years in the museum studies programme at University of Iceland and the Iceland University of the Arts. She has worked in museums for over 25 years among them the Denver Art Museum; the Reykjavík Art Museum; the Reykjavík City Museum and the Akureyri Art Museum. AlmaDís has also directed the Norwegian house – a regional museum of Snaefellsnes.