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The Icelandic Phallological Museum: Interpreting the science and culture of the penis

  • 17 Mar 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Please join us for what is sure to be a most “uplifting” presentation.

The Icelandic Phallological Museum, founded in 1997, is a museum entirely dedicated to collecting, studying and presenting phalluses and all matters phallic. It houses the world´s largest collection of phalluses, with over 100 species and almost 400 phallic specimens, and has in recent years become one of the main tourist attractions in downtown Reykjavik, Iceland´s capital. The museum´s founder believed that a principled and tasteful approach was essential to the museum´s concept and the second generation of phallologists have tried to stay true to his vision.

NHSM is  honored to have Thordur O. Thordarson. Assistant curator and head phallologist of the Icelandic Phallological Museum. join us for Must Learn Thursday to share the museum´s origins and history will be traced from the eccentric, but much beloved, founder receiving the first penis, to the founding and further development of the museum itself. Various stages in the museum´s history, which coincided with focus changes and relocations will be discussed and then an overview of the procedures of obtaining, researching and curating phalluses will give the audience an understanding of what phallology entails and the insights it has to offer, i.e. with regard to zoology and comparative anatomy. And finally, the phallus as a cultural subject, its meaning and significance in differing societies, will be engaged.

Thordur O. Thordarson. Assistant curator and head phallologist of the Icelandic Phallological Museum. MA in religious history, BA in Theology and a teaching diploma from The University of
Iceland. Biology-major in junior college. Since 2016, Thordor has managed all research and registration of new and old specimens at the museum, and general information gathering and presentation.

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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