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ISK 300 Million for Culture in East Iceland

Egilsstaðir.

Egilsstaðir is the largest town in Fljótsdalshérað municipality in East Iceland. Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The Icelandic government will invest ISK 300 million ($2.8m/€2.4m) to enlarge the East Iceland Heritage Museum and build up Sláturhúsið Cultural Centre in Egilsstaðir, East Iceland, RÚV reports. The project will take four years to complete, and includes plans for a brand new performing arts hall. Björn Ingmarsson, the municipality’s mayor, says the venue will transform the region’s performing arts scene.

The agreement is the result of an old promise to build cultural and arts centres in all regions of the country. The federal government will fund 60% of the project, which is expected to cost ISK 500 million ($4.7m/€4m) in total.

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