Trash or Treasure?

On display are all small objects that have been made with a particular use in mind. When they have served their purpose, they usually end up in the trash. However, some people do collect these objects, aiming to have as many and variable as possible. On display are small items that the Reykjanesbær Heritage Museum has received, either as private collections or along with other personal possessions.

One common factor of these objects is that in past years they were produced in huge quantities, while today such merchandise is less frequently seen. Many display company or product logos and were given away for free or were sold cheap. They offer an opportunity to walk down memory lane and reflect upon how graphics and logos have changed through time. The oldest objects date to the late 1920s but the most recent are from the last few years or decades.